“What is FGM?” is the second part of the “Too Much Pain—The Voices of Refugee Women” series on FGM and asylum, produced by the UN Refugee Agency.

The film includes a refugee woman’s experience of FGM, a discussion of the types of FGM practised, and a doctor’s view of the medicalisation of FGM.
Watch the video What is FGM? and answer the questions below.

1. Clitoridectomy and excision refer to the removal of the clitoris and/or the small labia.
2. Types of FGM practised vary from country to country.
3. Which of the following is NOT a consequence of FGM?
4. Medical professionals who perform FGM with anaesthesia free women and girls from pain.
5. A woman or girl might experience FGM more than once.