female genital mutilation 

Doctors Face Difficult Dilemma Over Female Genital Cutting

Is it OK to inflict a little bit of harm in order to avert serious physical damage? That's a question pediatricians in America are grappling with, and the answer is far from clear cut. At issue is the practice of female genital cutting (...

Eritrea bans female genital mutilation

Here's some good news from the other side of the planet. Eritrea, a little country on the right-hand side of the African continent (with great, yummy food, by the way) has banned female genital mutilation (sometimes called "female circumcision"). Thi...

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