From May 2nd to May 13, a U.S.-based, non-profit organization Clitoraid will be offering clitoral restorative surgery to victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya.
This is part of their multiple action set to take place during this month of May which is the month of Clitoris Awareness.
During this period , Dr. Marci Bowers, Clitoraid’s gynecological surgeon,Clitoraid partners with the Kenyan non-governmental organization Garana and Dr. Abdullahi Adan, a plastic reconstructive surgeon in this endeavor will operate on 40 women in Kenya.
“Dr. Bowers will restore sexual pleasure to 40 patients,” Gary said. “But those having surgery next week are only a few of the many FGM survivors who have contacted us, desperately seeking to be made whole again.”
According to a 2013 UNICEF report, a quarter of all Kenyan women are victims of the barbaric custom of FGM, also known as “cutting.”
Clitoraid NGO is not just as an educational campaign against FGM but also a beacon of hope which provides the surgery that repairs the damage inflicted on its victims.
Gary noted that Bowers will also train local surgeons during her stay in Kenya.
“She’ll present the clitoral restorative technique developed by French urologist Dr. Pierre Foldes,Clemence Linard, our clinical sexologist in France, will also participate, offering counseling to patients and sharing her expertise with Kenyan sexologist Dr. Tammary Esho, who volunteered to assist.”
Clitoraid was launched in 2014 by International spiritual leader Maitreya Rael .During one of his visits to West Africa in 2003, he learned of the gruesome practice of mutilating girls’ genitals hence launching the NGO not just as an educational campaign against FGM but to provide the surgery that repairs the damage inflicted on its victims.
So far,Clitoraid has already operated on over 250 FGM survivors, mainly in the United States, where 500,000 victims reside today.