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Women coming from under the knife as Uganda outlaws female circumcision

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has outlawed female circumcision, otherwise referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM). Before discussing this political victory, a brief background will be given on FGM. This horrible practice that removes a female’s clitoris and sometimes other parts of her genitals is performed on little girls as young as 2 years of age. The weapons that are used for this practice are usually unsanitary and used on the same women. The women receive no anesthesia for this…

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