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Judge dismisses 1 charge in female genital mutilation case

A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of the criminal counts against two doctors charged in connection with a female genital mutilation case. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman wrote … Click to Continue »

Andrea vs. Hillary on Female Genital Mutilation: Who is right?

• How can I argue against a culture I haven't tried to understand? Is it relevant that I, an outsider, may find [ clitorectomies ] cruel? As hard as it is for me to admit, the answer is no. To treat the issue as a matter of feministShow More Summary

FGM in Sri Lanka: It's never 'just a nick'

Female genital mutilation still has its supporters within various Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.

The ‘heat’ goes away: sexual disorders of married women with female genital mutilation/cutting in Kenya

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been implicated in sexual complications among women, although there is paucity of research evidence on sexual experiences among married women who have undergone th...

I knew how it feels but couldn’t save my daughter; testimony of an Ethiopian mother on female genital mutilation/cutting

World Health Organization defines female genital mutilation/cutting as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for no...

Female Genital Mutilation Happening to an Alarming Number of U.S. Girls

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

It’s estimated more than 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are either victims of female genital mutilation or are at risk of being subjected to it—up threefold since 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Extreme Wives With Kate Humble review – threats and rescues in a Kenyan village

The presenter gets involved with danger, including the rescue of a girl, during her visit to Kenya’s Kuria people, who practise female genital mutilation Here’s another TV show with extreme in the title to add to Extreme Makeover, Extreme Weight Loss, Britain’s Most Extreme Weather, and the rest: Extreme Wives With Kate Humble (BBC2). Show More Summary

Flashback Friday: Spiders perform female genital mutilation to ensure faithfulness.

If you think love in the animal world is sweet, think again! From ducks who rape using corkscrew penises to a bedbug who "pierces the female’s abdominal wall with his external genitalia and inseminates into her body cavity" to spiders who self-castrate in order to fight harder, animal sex can be, well, beastly. Show More Summary

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Half a Million Girls & Women in the United States at Risk

An October 19 panel discussion at Milken Institute School of Public Health will help raise awareness and support for prevention of FGM/C

FGM in Latin America: Colombia's Embera tribe

Surrounded by secrecy and taboo, female genital mutilation is practised by some indigenous communities in Latin America.

Why should we care about FGM?

Fatma Naib undertook a journey to understand why so many communities continue to subject their daughters to female genital mutilation and what it would take for them to stop.

What is Female Genital Mutilation or FGM?

A deeply entrenched social and cultural practice in many places, Al Jazeera answers the most asked questions about FGM.

The Cut: Exploring FGM

Why does the dangerous and painful practice of female genital mutilation persist in so many countries across the world?

Muslim Website Blames Jews for Misinformation on Female Genital Mutilation

A Canadian group purporting to represent more than 75,000 Muslims promoted a version of female genital mutilation on its website, while blaming Jews for their anti-FGM attitudes.

Effect of female genital mutilation/cutting; types I and II on sexual function: case-controlled study

The existing literature is contradictory regarding effects of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) on sexual functions. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of type I and II FGM/C on sexual fun...

Female Genital Mutilation USA: Where Is the Outrage?

Why are the feminists not up in arms with this misogynistic practice being performed, primarily, by women for men on children?

'Veep' Boss on the "Heartbreaking" Breakup Scene and Selina's Defense of Female Genital Mutilation

David Mandel's HBO series is nominated for a record 17 Emmys this year as Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) sets her sights on, once again, becoming POTUS. read more

The curse of blades and powders: FGM in Somaliland – in pictures

Almost all women aged 15 to 49 in the east African state of Somaliland have suffered female genital mutilation. But a campaign to highlight the physical and psychological damage caused by the practice is starting to have an impact Photographs: Georgina Goodwin/UNFPA Continue reading...

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