|Map showing countries practicing FGM|
We went straight from that to a talk on female genital modification (FGM) given by Doreen KM M'Rithaa.
She is the head of midwifery at University Stellenbosch. The talk was sobering and horrifying. It is impossible to believe that this barbaric practice is still be carried out in so many countries. Her ending note was "Lets encourage Genital integrity".
There are 2 other midwifery symposiums this year: one in Durban at the Suncoast Conference Centre 25-26th July and one in Cape Town, River Club, 22-23 August. I can recommend them to any midwife.