Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise in the U.S. By Lucy Westcott On 2/6/15 at 8:24 AM Awatef Mohamed Ali with her son and daughter, Shahd, at an NGO in Assiut, Egypt, Feb. 1st, 2015.
Horrific Taboo: Female Circumcision on the Rise in U.S. «Marie,» a victim of Female Genital Mutilation, sits for a portrait with her face hidden to protect her identity at Sanctuary for Families
Unfortunately, female genital mutilation is no longer isolated to backward parts of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It is spreading with fundamentalist Islam. This terrible practice threatens at least 150,000 to 200,000 girls in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control.
May 17, 2014 · Available reports make it seem as though the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is happening only in far-off places — like rural parts of Africa and the Middle East. But the brutal
Unfortunately, in the U.S., there has been an alarming rise that’s resulted in triple the number of victims. Screenshot / CNN According to USA Today , «Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, Mich., an emergency room doctor at Henry Ford Hospital, is presumed to be the first to be charged under federal law with a female genital mutilation crime on U.S. soil.
The United States has longstanding laws against the practice of FGM on U.S. soil and in January, passed a federal law against sending young women outside the country for so-called «vacation cutting».
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 3: Salimata Knight , a survivor from Genital Mutilation ,March 3, 2004 in London.The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 comes into force on Wednesday 3 March.
Female genital mutilation was criminalized in the U.S. more than 20 years ago, but the first major criminal prosecution related to the procedure is only unfolding now. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala will