Female genital 'nicks' should be legal, say two American gynecologists; campaigners against FGM criticise proposal
Countries that have banned female genital mutilation (FGM) should allow less invasive practices such as small surgical nicks to girls' genitalia as a compromise, two American gynecologists said on Monday.
'Many stay silent to avoid backlash': This female genital mutilation survivor is opening up and you should listen
For the past 10 years, 6 February has been observed as International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Firstpost spoke to FGM victim Masooma Ranalvi about this horrific phenomenon and how she's raising awareness about it
At least 200 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital mutilation with half of those living in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the UN children's agency.