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SCARIFICATION

Benin - January 2009 - The oracle uses the same knife every time. He ignores official advice to use new sterilized blades for each scarification to prevent her clients from becoming infected with diseases such as tetanus and HIV-AIDS. The ceremony have a process of initiation is of great social importance and the rites of the ritual have special symbolic meanings. Scarification is used as a form of initiation into adulthood, beauty and a sign of a village, tribe, and clan.

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Scarification
Benin - January 2009 - The oracle uses the same knife every time. He ignores official advice to use new sterilized blades for each scarification to prevent her clients from becoming infected with diseases such as tetanus and HIV-AIDS. The ceremony have a process of initiation is of great social importance and the rites of the ritual have special symbolic meanings. Scarification is used as a form of initiation into adulthood, beauty and a sign of a village, tribe, and clan.