#EndFGM: Female Genital Mutilation is being practiced in the United States.
The U.N declared February 7th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation to continue spreading the awareness of this barbaric procedure, that is still being practiced. How is this practice still occurring?
Read more about this horrible custom that has made its way to the U.S.
Female genital mutilation is a harrowing procedure for girls and women. Parts of the genitalia are removed and the reasons for their extraction are 100 percent non-medical. Feminists and women’s rights activists have fought for decades against the act as it seen as a way of confiscating or deriving women of their human rights and sexual pleasure, and this year the crusade may be on its biggest mission ever to stop the practice.
This past Friday, the United Nations declared it International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation to continue spreading the awareness of this barbaric procedure, that is still being practiced. There is no known date on when female circumcision started, but historians and doctors believe as far back as the 25 B.C. in Egypt because it was mentioned by Greek geographer Strabo.
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