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Female genital mutilation

Female; genital; mutilation; circumcision; sunna; clitoridectomy; infibulation; clitoris; Pharaonic; Somalian; angurya; cut; gishiri; child; abuse; sexuality; migration; migrant; de-infibulation; re-infibulation ;

Female genital mutilation (sometimes called female circumcision) is the name for several different ways of cutting or removing parts of female genitals, or narrowing or closing the opening to the vagina.

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