“FGM reconstructive surgery made me ‘complete'”
“I feel a complete person at last after my operation…” Fatou from the Ivory Coast tells journalist Sue Lloyd Roberts on a BBC broadcast aired 24 July 2012.
“I want to say to the people who do this to us it can ruin your life, your happiness …” Jasmine also bears witness and adds, “I still wake up screaming with the same nightmare in a bathtub filled with blood.”
At minute 6:39 into the quarter hour documentary, Foldes appears performing the restorative surgery.
The segment features Dr. Foldes as well as other important figures in the fight against FGM, all of whom are featured in Hubert Prolongeau’s book Undoing FGM. Pierre Foldes, the Surgeon Who Restores the Clitoris. These include exciser Hawa Gréou and attorney Linda Weil-Curiel.