Female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa

  title={Female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa},
  author={Akin-tunde A. Odukogbe and Bosede Bukola Afolabi and O O Bello and Ayodeji S. Adeyanju},
  booktitle={Translational andrology and urology},
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice in which the external female genitalia is partially or totally incised or excised for a non-therapeutic reason, usually without the consent of the individual. FGM/C is common in Africa with varying prevalence in different countries, though the incidence is reducing because it is considered a human rights issue with tremendous advocacy for its elimination by mainly nongovernmental organizations. It is mainly underreported in… CONTINUE READING
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