Quantcast

Foreign Doctor Arrested For Performing Female Genital Mutilation On A Child

Irish authorities were horrified by reports of Female Genital Mutilation being on the rise. A suspect was arrested after the report came in about one toddler being the victim of FGM. The man, a Somalian national, went to a family's home to perform the sick procedure.

Even though reports of the incident are on the rise, the man's capture and charges are a first for Irish authorities. FGM is banned in Ireland.

Female Genital Mutilation is still practiced in at least 30 countries, even though it's illegal practically around the world. Mostly, female children in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East have been victims of the disturbing procedure due to old-fashioned beliefs about it controlling a woman's sex drive. Now, with immigrants and refugees fleeing these countries in droves, the practice is beginning to spread throughout Europe and the Americas, mostly in cities with high immigrant populations.

Irish police got a tip from a neighbor that a local with two little girls, ages five and two, called in the Somalian to perform FGM on the youngest child. The little girl was rushed to the hospital and is being treated.

Contrary to superstitions, there are actually no benefits of FGM at all. It is a barbaric practice that brings nothing but pain and trauma. With FGM, the risk of bleeding out is the first concern. Another huge concern is an infection. Most of the individuals who perform the procedure are not medically trained.

If the child survives those two immediate threats, she's not out of danger yet. The procedure can destroy the genitals and result in a number of complications. A girl could have trouble urinating, experience terrible pain, it could make sex difficult for her in the future and, should she have children, it can cause complications in childbirth.

The man who was arrested faces charges and police are currently investigating the incident. If the man is convicted, he could face up to 14 years in prison, and/or be fined up to $11,000.

Source: Mirror
Photo: Dublin Live

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While that age-old sentiment may sound hokey and corny, getting more people on...

When the Queen speaks, you can bet that people will listen. In the case of Queen Elizabeth, that doesn’t happen all that often these days.

...

Mary Hall and her fiance, Chuck Neese, were excitedly looking ahead to their big day. The couple was just days away from tying the knot, and the...

Earlier this month, there was quite a fright for residents of New York City to deal with. Lizzie Dunn, a 52-year-old resident of Staten Island,...

Veronica, the Dowager Countess of Lucan, was found dead in her sprawling Belgravian townhome in London last September at the age of 80. She was...

Latest Fab Stories

On January 7th, 20-year-old Olivia Nova was found dead at a Las Vegas residence. The circumstances of her death have yet to be revealed, but...

Teenagers tend to get a bad rap, and that’s not a new phenomenon by any means. Since the beginning of time, every generation has bemoaned the...

On Saturday, actress Eliza Dushku stunned her fans with a very personal post on social media. Dushku revealed that she was molested at the tender...

Stories of children in peril are always tough enough to process to begin with, but when those kids are left in harm’s way due to the careless...

When you are a kid, your birthday is a big deal. A lot of kids will start thinking about their birthdays months in advance, not only wondering...