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Decline in Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

The United Nations Children Fund released a new report that found that female genital mutilation — the ancient practice of removing girls’ clitorises — is declining among younger women and girls in 29 countries throughout Africa. The numbers are still high though — 81 percent of young girls 15-19 have been cut compared to 96 percent of women in their late 40s, the New York Times reported

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