Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history

  title={Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history},
  author={Wairagala Wakabi},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • W. Wakabi
  • Published 31 March 2007
  • Political Science
  • The Lancet

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