What is ablation?
What Does ablation Mean
The notion of ablation has its origin in the Latin word ablatio . Its most usual meaning describes the consequence of making a cut , carrying out a separation or simply removing something.
In the field of medicine, it refers specifically to the separation or removal of an organ or part of the body structure . In this sense, it should be noted that the ablation takes place within the framework of an excision or surgical intervention . In general, ablation is understood to be the operation by means of which the organs and tissues of a deceased subject are removed for the purpose of transplanting them to another person . As established by official procedures, the organs that have been removed are preserved in containers at low temperature, under sterile conditions and with preservation fluids. The fabrics, for their part, have different forms of conservation.
In geology , on the other hand, ablation is the kind of erosion that a relief undergoes as a result of the power of physical or chemical processes ( continental ablation ). The glacial ablation , however, is characterized by describing the loss of mass suffered by glaciers through M, sublimations or breaks icebergs.
Violence, horror and sexism
One of the most ancient customs and the most damaging to the female gender in the African Continent are the initiation rites , which consist of the ablation of the clitoris (a practice also known as female genital mutilation ) either absolute or partial in girls of no more than seven years. This operation is extremely painful and its only objective is to maintain customs and "save" the girls from a promiscuous life. It is estimated that more than 100 million women in Africa are currently living after undergoing this process.
The most extreme modality of this kind of ablation is pharaonic circumcision or infibulation , which is based on the complete extraction of the clitoris and the labia majora and minora, in addition to including a posterior stitching on both sides of the vulva with wire, thread fish or a paste that is prepared at home and works like glue. Only a minimal hole is left so as not to obstruct menstrual blood or urine. After the intervention, both legs of the victim are brought together and tied with ropes, ensuring that it is a way to preserve the girl's virginity and help healing.
The harmful consequences of genital cutting include acute infections, poor healing, cyst formation, and increased susceptibility to AIDS . It can even trigger death from hemorrhagic or neurogenic collapse.
But the pain of these girl-women does not end that disastrous day . When years later they marry, with a man generally chosen by their guardians or parents, they again face acute pain, when again a midwife must open the hole so that they can consummate the sexual act.
Ablation is not only an abuse of freedom and the nature of women, but it also brings terrible consequences. The infections that the victims have to face in many cases end their lives and in others they condemn them to even more atrocious and martyrical sufferings such as subsequent extremely painful menstruations, among other sufferings.
However, possibly the greatest mark left by this bandálic act is the one that cannot be perceived from the outside, a psychological damage from which they do not recover. It is a mutilation that causes irreparable damage to its victims; in fact, many girls go into a state of shock caused by the intense pain suffered during the intervention, a severe psychological trauma and the extreme exhaustion as a consequence of the incessant screaming, from which it is very difficult to get out.
Every year millions of little girls are subjected to this operation, in the name of a religion , of a barbaric belief and without even having the option of choosing it ; This custom is as heinous as the circumcision of Jewish children or the indiscriminate slaughter of animals and there is nothing to justify it , it must be ended once and for all. Let's save childhood!