10 months Study finds ‘significant decline’ in genital mutilation rates in girls MB |LS
By Agence France-Presse Rates of female genital mutilation among girls under 14 have fallen sharply in most regions of Africa over three decades, according to ground-breaking analysis cautiously welcomed by aid groups. The age-old ritual of cutting or removing the clitoris of young females has been decried by human and women’s rights advocates and can lead to a host of physical, psychological and sexual complications (AFP/File / Yasuyoshi CHIBA/ MANILA BULLETIN) The age-old ritual of cutting or removing the clitoris of young females has been decried by human and women’s rights advocates and can lead to a host of physical, ... more