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Number Of U.S. Girls, Women At Risk Of FGM Increases Threefold, Study Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. girls, women at risk of genital mutilation has tripled: study
“More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to the rise in immigrants from countries where it is practiced, a government study said on Thursday. … The report said the estimated 513,000 women and girls at risk were born or have a parent born in a nation where female cutting is a tradition…” (Wulfhorst, 1/14).

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