Ohio may ban female genital mutilation for girls under 18

Full Article orginally Posted at:http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-may-ban-female-genital-mutilation-for-girls-under/ZUEBgGRGt3De0vxtNoUlTO/ Columbus Ohio does not explicitly prohibit female genital mutilation — a practice that state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, wants to outlaw for girls under 18. “It is pretty evident that it’s an extremely painful procedure and it has life-long effects on young women, ” Lehner…

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Unreported, Unsuspected, Undetected

The hidden trafficking of the practice of underground female genital mutilation in the United States often goes unreported, unsuspected and undetected. The first federal prosecution of female genital mutilation (18 USC § 116) is occurring in Detroit, Michigan, with the indictment of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, the alleged mutilator, along with eight…

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Lawmakers consider implications of female-mutilation ban

Home / All News / Lawmakers consider implications of female-mutilation ban Rep. Linda Slocum, DFL-Richfield, left, speaks during a joint House-Senate Legislative Task Force on Child Protection hearing Tuesday. Slocum questioned whether a bill aimed at thwarting the practice of female genital mutilation was “race-based.” (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly) Hennepin County Human Services Director…

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Courageous American Feminist: Phyllis Chesler

Anything men can do women can do as well, maybe better was the declaration of the British writer Mary Wollstonecraft, whose “Vindication of the Rights of Women” was published in 1792.  She denied the prevailing attitude that women are naturally inferior to men and insisted that women and men should be equally…

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Female genital mutilation trial moved to June 2018

Jumana Nagarwala  The trial date for the landmark genital mutilation case involving a former Henry Ford Health System doctor and seven other defendants has again been moved forward – this time for eight months, to allow attorneys and prosecutors more opportunity to prepare. The jury trial for Jumana Nagarwala and…

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What is Female Genital Mutilation or FGM?

/ Al Jazeera answers to the most asked questions about FGM. What does FGM stand for? FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, which consists of the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. It is also known by other names including ‘cutting’, ‘female circumcision’ and ‘initiation’. Which countries…

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Communication is key to understanding female circumcision

Lack of communication hampers the prevention of female genital mutilation, according to anthropologist Rachel Issa Djesa. She has observed encounters between Norwegian authorities, health personnel and Somali women in Norway. The Somali women that Djesa describes in her PhD thesis on female genital mutilation often feel patronised by Norwegian health…

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Communication is key to understanding female circumcision

The Somali women that Djesa describes in her PhD thesis on female genital mutilation often feel patronised by Norwegian health personnel. Credit: iStockphoto Lack of communication hampers the prevention of female genital mutilation, according to anthropologist Rachel Issa Djesa. She has observed encounters between Norwegian authorities, health personnel and Somali…

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