Female genital mutilation

Ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the vulva

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the vulva. The practice is found in some countries of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within their respective diasporas. As of 2023, UNICEF estimates that "at least 200 million girls... in 31 countries"โ€”including Indonesia, Iraq, Yemen, and 27 African countries including Egyptโ€”had been subjected to one or more types of FGM.

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