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The Fight Against Female Genital Cutting

The traditional practice of FGM is graducally declining in some parts of Africa, according to July’s report by the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Yet, for the 140 million girls and women worldwide who are currently living with the consequences of FGM, the ritual is just as destructive on a young girls’ future as it is on her most intimate body parts. Two years ago The New York Times’s Celia Dugger reported from West Africa on community-based efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).

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  1. […] infertility, fatal hemorrhaging, epidermoid cysts, and complications during childbirth. For the 140 million girls and women who are currently living with these consequences, we must continue to educate against this […]

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