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Half a million U.S. women and girls at risk of genital cutting

 IPS 10 August 2019

In the last 15 years, the number of women and girls at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the United States has more than doubled, advocacy groups warn, calling for stronger measures to prevent this human rights violation. Recent findings suggest a staggering 506,795 girls and women in the United States have undergone or are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. IPS speaks to the women and victims campaigning for change. (789 Words) - By Kitty Stapp

IPS_U.S. women and girls at risk of genital cutting

FGM is a taboo topic in many cultures.  Credit: Travis Lupick/IPS

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