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Australian survivors of female genital mutilation call for access to restorative surgery
by Thuy Ong
Jools was a baby when her adoptive mother saw her touching herself and decided to cut her.
Her adoptive parents were "conservative Christian fundamentalists", she says, and regularly abused her.
Now, as a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM), she is one of many calling for access to clitoral restoration surgery — not readily available for Australia — to restore her sexual function.
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