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Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation

UNFPA

FGM is a reproductive health and human rights concern that has devastating short-term and long-term impacts on the lives of women and girls. The procedure is risky and life-threatening for the girl both during the procedure and throughout thecourse of her life. FGM is considered a harmful practice and a form of violence against women.

Updated April 7, 2015.

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