Female Genital Mutilation

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Everyday three million women succumb to the cruel and unjust ritual of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). FGM is also commonly known as female circumcision. It has been misconstrued for this to be an Islamic ritual, but is more of a form of cultural tradition. FGM is practiced globally but most commonly found throughout the continent of Africa. FGM is mainly performed on young woman and infants but is a threat to all women. FGM brings us to the discussion and question of its legality, safety, and the purpose it is suppose to provide. FGM is performed on women for many different reasons including, hygiene, acceptance for marriage, gender role, preservation of virginity, sexual pleasure, and a sense of entitlement/inclusion to a community
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