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Female Genital Mutilation

In more than 30 countries, culture and custom dictate that young girls ages 4-10 undergo genital mutilation in a procedure that involves neither anesthesia or sterilized surgical tools. Female genital mutilation (FGM) can have serious psychological and physical side effects, and is gradually being recognized as a violation of human rights.

Female Circumcision, Female Genital Mutilation - What is Fema…
An explanation of the terms female circumcision and female genital mutilation including a look at where it's practiced, statistics on how many women are affected, why this cruel act of violence against girls and women continues, and the organizations fighting to end the practice.

Female Circumcision and the Genital 'Nick' - AAP's Bad Decision
A decision by the American Academy of Pediatrics to allow U.S. pediatricians to perform a ritual genital 'nick' for families requesting female circumcision unwittingly sanctions an inhumane practice.

The Practice of Female Genital Mutilation FMG
In an attempt to keep women chaste and deny them any pleasure in sexual intercourse, female genital mutilation is done in a number of countries. A description of this form of violence against women, and an examination of why it continues to this day and what is being done to stop it.

Female Genital Mutilation as a Human Rights Issue
The concept of female genital mutilation as a human rights violation and a way to communicate and reinforce the inferiority of women and girls.

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