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Somali 10-Year-Old Dies after Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (Reuters)

Post Date: 07/25/2018

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalize… [Read More]

Millions Have Been Traumatized by Female Genital Mutilation. The Practice Must End (STAT)

Post Date: 04/02/2018

Physicians can be powerful advocates for speaking out against FGM. Katherine McKenzie, STAT, March 29, 2018. URL:

Egypt Struggles to End Female Genital Mutilation (Reuters)

Post Date: 03/10/2018

Genital cutting of girls was banned in Egypt in 2008 and criminalized in 2016. But the practice remains a rite… [Read More]

She Ran from the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, too (New York Times)

Post Date: 01/15/2018

While it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM,… [Read More]

Even for Girls in the U.S., Female Genital Mutilation and ‘Vacation Cutting’ are Risks (Chicago Tribune)

Post Date: 06/15/2017

Awareness of the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the U.S. is rising. Women in Chicago are speaking up… [Read More]

Michigan Senate Votes to Outlaw Female Genital Mutilation (Reuters)

Post Date: 05/19/2017

The Michigan Senate approved legislation on Wednesday making genital mutilation of girls a state felony punishable by up to 15… [Read More]

Detroit Doctor and Wife Arrested and Charged with Conspiring to Perform Female Genital Mutilation (Department of Justice)

Post Date: 04/23/2017

Three Individuals individuals have been arrested and charged with conspiring to perform female genital mutilation (FGM) in MI. The Department of… [Read More]

Kenya’s Kuria to halt female genital mutilation in “unlucky” 2017 (Reuters)

Post Date: 02/01/2017

Kenya’s Kuria community will not practice female genital cutting this year due to the belief that “7” is an unlucky… [Read More]

What is Female Genital Mutilation? Where Does it Happen? (Reuters)

Post Date: 01/31/2017

Considering the international conference in Rome to globally ban female genital mutilation (FGM), Batha (2016) provides an overview of FGM’s… [Read More]

BanFGM Conference Kicks Off in Rome (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics)

Post Date: 01/31/2017

A high-level international conference has been held in Rome, Italy where campaign groups, NGOs, and government officials met to discuss… [Read More]