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Half the Sky: Seeking the Truth About Female Genital Cutting

Clip: Season 1 Episode 1 | 4m 2s

Nicholas Kristof confronts Miriam and Farhiya in a clinic in Somaliland. The two women are traditional birth attendants and also perform female genital mutilation. However, they tell Kristof that this is a practice they have stopped doing three pears prior. Kristof investigates to find out the truth behind these claims.

Aired: 09/30/12

Rating: TV-PG

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