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2006

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  1. FGM Education Succeeding (MSNBC News)
      "Reversing generations of tradition, growing numbers of parents have decided to spare their daughters the trauma of female genital mutilation (FGM), an ancient practice whereby part of a girl's external genitalia are cut off."

      "The practice is widespread in Egypt. According to a survey completed four years ago, 97 percent of all Egyptian women age 15-49 have been subjected to FGM." 10-04

  2. FGM Education and Network (FGM Network)
      Provides information about FGM, mutilation of young girls practiced within some cultures. 8-02

  3. FGM Legislation in the U.S. and Internationally
      Provides information on legislation against FGM, mutilation of young girls practiced within some cultures.

  4. Female Genital Cutting Policy Reversed (CNN News)
      "The American Academy of Pediatrics has rescinded a controversial policy statement raising the idea that doctors in some communities should be able to substitute demands for female genital cutting with a harmless clitoral 'pricking' procedure." 10-04

  5. First Known Trial for FGM (USA Today)
      "The trial of an Atlanta-area father accused of circumcising his 2-year-old daughter with scissors is focusing attention on an ancient African practice that experts say is slowly becoming more common in the U.S. as immigrant communities grow." 10-06

   
   


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