BBC Africa: #TalkItOut

Magool Founder Leyla Hussein talks to BBC Africa about the trauma caused by female genital mutilation

More than 200 million girls and women are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM). Usually done before a girl reaches puberty, this abuse can cause lifelong physical and psychological trauma.

Leyla was seven years old when she underwent FGM and in this interview she talks frankly about her experience and the impact it has had on her life.