The notion of ablation It has its origin in the Latin word ablatio. Its most usual meaning describes the consequence of make a cut, carry out a separation or simply remove something.
In the field of medicine, it makes specific reference to the separation or removal of an organ or part of the body structure . In this regard, it should be noted that the ablation takes place within the framework of a split or surgical intervention. In general, it is understood by ablation to the operation by which the organs and tissues of a deceased subject are removed for the purpose of transplant them to another person . As established by official procedures, the organs that have been removed are stored in containers at low temperature, in sterile conditions and with preservation liquids. The tissues, meanwhile, have different forms of conservation.
In the geology On the other hand, ablation is the kind of erosion that undergoes relief due to the power of physical or chemical processes (continental ablation ). The glacial ablation , on the other hand, it is characterized by describing the loss of mass that the glaciers suffer due to melting, sublimation or breakage of icebergs.
Violence, horror and sexism
One of the most ancestral customs that wreak havoc in the female gender in the African continent are the rites of initiation, which consist of the clitoris ablation (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" girls from a promiscuous life. It is estimated that, in Africa , more than 100 million women live today after being subjected to this process.
The most extreme modality of this kind of ablation is the pharaonic circumcision or infibulation , which is based on the complete removal of the clitoris and the lips both major and minor, in addition to including a subsequent sewing on both sides of the vulva with wire, fishing line or a paste that is prepared homemade and works as a glue . Only a minimum hole is left so as not to obstruct menstrual blood or urine. After the intervention, both legs of the victim are joined and tied with ropes, ensuring that it is a form of preserve the virginity of the girl and help healing.
Among the harmful consequences caused by genital ablation, acute infections, poor healing, cyst formation and increased susceptibility to the spread of the infection can be mentioned AIDS. It can even trigger death due to hemorrhagic or neurogenic collapse.
But the pain of these girls-women does not conclude that grim day . When years later they marry, with a man generally chosen by their guardians or parents, they face acute pain again, when again a midwife must open the hole so that they can consummate the sexual act.
Ablation is not only a I run over freedom and nature of women, but also brings terrible consequences. Infections that victims must face in many cases end their lives and in others condemn them to even more atrocious and martyric sufferings such as subsequent extremely painful periods, among other sufferings.
However, possibly the biggest mark left by this bandit 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 psychological trauma severe and extreme exhaustion as a result of the incessant screams, from which they find it very difficult to leave.
Every year millions of little girls are subjected to this operation, in name of a religion , of a barbaric belief and without even having the option to choose it ; this custom is as atrocious as the circumcision of Jewish children or the indiscriminate killing of animals and there is nothing to justify it , it is necessary to finish once and for all. Let's save childhood!