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Many women who were forced into the Sande Society in the interior, like Kebbeh, complain that men – particularly in Monrovia – reject them when they discover the circumcision.Esther (not her real name) says she was taken into the Sande Society when she was thirteen years old.Elders argue the procedure is a rite of passage into womanhood, preparing a girl for marriage, curbing her sexual appetite, and helping to socialize her.But medical studies reveal circumcision causes pain and trauma, carries high risk of infection, endangers a woman during childbirth, and robs her of sexual pleasure.Members of the secret societies are sworn to secrecy, but increasingly, women such as Kebbeh are speaking out.“My husband was offended when he discovered that I had been circumcised,” she says.
He says that traditional societies must be looked at from a broader and more positive side that promotes the culture and infuses it into the educational system.“She will go to school, go to college, only to have her husband leave her.She will definitely hate her people for it.” However, Ken cautions that many Liberian men may be using female circumcision as a scapegoat for abandoning their wives.“Many girls die during the process in the bush because the instruments are used on more than one person at a time,” explains Payne. As adult women, they can suffer infertility or complications during childbirth. Payne says women endure psychological effects, including depression and shame. Girls encounter problems Professor Morris Ken, a sociology instructor at the University of Liberia who specializes in human social behavior, says young girls from some parts of the interior will encounter problems when they travel to Monrovia for school.When they meet educated men who are not members of the Poro Society and do not support the practice, they may be rejected by them.