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Genital mutilation News

Op-Ed: Forced female genital mutilation in the United States

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Obama Administration announced they would conduct a major study on female genital mutilation (FGM), assessing how many U.S. women are at risk or are victims. Currently, 130 million females live with FGM in 29 countriies.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

ISIS orders genital mutilation of women and girls in Mosul, Iraq

Mosul - The UN has reported that militant Islamist group ISIS has ordered all girls and women, aged 11 to 46 and living in and around the city of Mosul, to undergo female genital mutilation. The potential number of victims was quoted as approximately 4 million.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

100,000 women forced into illegal genital mutilation in the UK

London - Medics in the UK have carried out illegal genital mutilation procedure on 100,000 women in Britain, a new report claims. Some of the victims are as young as 10.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Woman arrested for allegedly trying to cut off husband's penis

Palm Springs - Authorities say that an elderly California woman in her late 60's has been arrested on suspicion of trying to cut off her husband's penis with a pair of scissors.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Op-Ed: Mass genital mutilation in world record attempt

Saturday, 7 May 2011, the city of Manila in the Philippines has attempted to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by circumcising as many boys as possible.
In the Media by Bart B. Van Bockstaele

Behind the 'Adopt a Clitoris' campaign

Since 2006, a controversial organization has asked for donations, promising to surgically restore the clitoris of women, mainly in Africa, who have suffered FGM: female genital mutilation. Clitoraid does this by asking people to "adopt a clitoris."
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 10 comments

UN warns that 3 million girls at risk for genital mutilation

The United Nations is reporting that while progress has been made in reducing female genital mutilation millions of girls are still at risk each year.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

'Intactivists' Fighting Against Circumcision Making Headway

Circumcision was once considered the norm, with 85 per cent of male infants having the procedure in 1965. Those numbers are falling, as more and more parents begin to question the legitimacy of removing the foreskin of baby boys within hours of birth.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 11 comments

Supermodel Suffered Genital Mutilation

Waris, a supermodel who has travelled the world, was forced to lie down on a rock by her mother, when she was only five years old, while another woman cut off parts of her genitals with a razor blade. No anaesthetic was used.
In the Media by Janice Ambrose - 11 comments
 

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