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‘Medicalization’ Of FGM Causing Religious Leaders, Activists To Increase Efforts Against Practice

Religion News Service/Washington Post: African church leaders worry about the ‘medicalization’ of female genital mutilation
“International rights groups, churches, and activists are escalating campaigns against female genital mutilation now that a new practice has emerged in which girls are checking into hospitals to have the procedure. In what is being referred to as the medicalization of FGM, doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners are secretly performing the procedures at the request of families…” (Nzwili, 1/9).

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