PBS NewsHour

Advocates warn genital cutting may increase during summer

Clip: 07/19/2015 | 9m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

Female genital mutilation is 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 be at risk. That risk, advocates say, can go up during summer, when girls go back to their home countries to visit family. NewsHour's Megan Thomson has the story.

Aired: 07/19/15

Rating: NR

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