How can doctors and primary care staff help combat the practice of female genital mutilation?
Female genital mutilation is also sometimes known as female genital cutting, or female circumcision, but more commonly FGM. It refers to procedures that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, but it can also include any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It is mostly carried out on girls between the ages of 0 and 15, although the majority of cases involve girls between the ages of 5 and 8.
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