Female Genital Mutilation and Human Rights
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves procedure that alter or injure the female genital for non-medical reasons, it is internationally recognised as a violation of the human rights of girls and woman. FGM primarily, concentrated in 30 African countries but with immigration has extended to Middle East, Asia, Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand thereby becoming a universal problem. FGM commonly referred to as "female circumcision" is a traditional ritual performed on girls at birth, puberty stage, womanhood, marriageable age and even during pregnancy, by traditional practitioners using various unsterilized tools, across most religion has a lot of health implications. It is based on these indices and as part of sustainable development goals that the government of the world, United Nations and non-governmental organisations started a serious lute against FGM.
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