Cosmetic surgeon Ivona Percec’s “simple yet effective” genital reconstruction procedure has become a global model for surgeons who treat victims of FGM. Percec, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, had her findings published this month in…

Health workers who view female genital mutilation (FGM) as a source of income are undermining efforts to combat the practice by lending an air of legitimacy to the practice, warned Morissanda Kouyate, a Guinean doctor head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional…

Even where female genital mutilation (FGM) is common, there’s a great range of opinion about its acceptability. Swiss and Sudanese researchers, who shared their findings in Nature, realized that truth could prove crucial for human rights advocates—who are sometimes…

Female genital mutilation is widely acknowledged as a dangerous practice that negatively impacts the physical and psychological health of women and girls. A new report from the Population Council synthesizes the most recent data on FGM from 29 countries in an effort “to…

If you’re looking for reasons to attend or support the 2016 International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress that convenes in Baltimore from November 6 to 9, 2016, Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has some numbers:

In Kenya, where FGM is illegal, some families are carrying out the practice at night to reduce the risk of arrest, according to opponents of FGM from Kenya at the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, which concluded yesterday. The trend comes at a time when Kenya, where…

Global migration has increasingly brought female genital mutilation (FGM) to the West, where medical professionals are ill prepared to respond, according to new WHO guidelines for the treatment of victims.   FGM is most prevalent in Africa, as well as pockets of Asia and…

By Ben Tidwell While the prevalence of female genital mutiliation (FGM) in Iraq (8%) means it does not enter the conversation frequently, rates in Iraqi Kurdistan are estimated to be between 60-70%. (Sources here and here.)