How Did Female Genital Mutilation Begin?

Rossella Lorenzi – Discovery News – Friday, 14 Decemeber 2012 (originally published 10 Dec)

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United Nations Member States recently approved the first-ever draft resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

Hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a major step forward in protecting women and girls and ending impunity for the harmful practice, the text is expected to be endorsed by the UN general assembly this month.

How did the practice begin anyway? . . .

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