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UN condemns female circumcision

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7088.1145g (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1145
  1. Josh Hamilton
  1. New York

    The United Nations has called for an end to ritual female genital mutilation, a practice to which an estimated 130 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected.

    The heads of the WHO, Unicef, and the United Nations Population Fund published a statement last week calling for an international effort to bring about a “major decline” within 10 years in what they …

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