I watched my sister die in childbirth

A 25-year-old female genital mutilation (FGM) victim from Gambia, now living in Scotland, tells how she was mutilated when she was eight years old. She says her vagina was sewn up in an effort to control her sexually. The mutilation blocked her menstruation and destroyed her hopes of having a normal sex life. She describes how her sister died in 2008 in childbirth due to FGM. Listen to her extraordinary and tragic story.

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Motion graphics Alex Purcell
Edited Irene Baqué
Produced Mary Carson

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