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Indian survivors call for FGM ban

Survivors called on India's government Monday to ban female genital mutilation, an age-old ritual practised by a small Muslim sect in the country. Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves removing the clitoris partially or completely, leading to psychological, sexual and physical complications including low libido, infections, infertility and even death. It is not widespread in India, but is practised by the Dawoodi Bohra community which believes that the removal of the clitoris -- or the "manifestation of the devil" -- is the will of God.
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