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By Associated Press
A judge’s decision voided some of the charges against two Michigan doctors accused of cutting at least nine minor girls in a Detroit clinic.
By Alison Thoet
In April, the FBI opened its first-ever federal case against two Michigan doctors for performing the procedure on dozens of girls over more than a decade. The outcome could set a precedent for how the American court system rules on…
Virginia’s General Assembly unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to crack down on female genital mutilation, criminalizing the procedure with up to a year of prison. The bill now awaits Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature.
At least 200 million women and girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation, with 70 million more woman affected by the procedure than previously thought in 2014.
By Dominique Bonessi
By PBS NewsHour
Female genital mutilation is widely thought of as something affecting women in countries halfway around the world. But advocates in the U.S. say many women who have immigrated here may have been subjected to the painful procedure or could still…
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