Jaha Dukureh has become the first known Gambian woman to have her clitoris reconstructed, thanks to Clitoraid – a U.S-based humanitarian organization that provides clitoral repair surgery for survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The famous FGM activist, 26, was circumcised when she was only one-week-old. At the age of 15, she was sent to the US for an arranged marriage and had to see a doctor to be reopened for her husband.
In a press release published last month, Clitoraid disclosed that their lead surgeon, Dr. Marci Bowers performed the clitoris reconstruction on Jaha at their clinic in San Francisco, USA.
Jaha, who has fully recovered from the surgery, is now partnering with them to offer FGM victims in The Gambia the life changing operation. More on this coming soon!