The world must make bold and courageous moves to get to the three zeros: Zero unmet needs for family planning zero maternal deaths and zero violence and harmful practices against women and girls, including child marriage and female genital cutting
. As we rhyme with the theme of this day, "25 Years of the ICPD: Accelerating the Promise", we envision inclusiveness and equality for all.
I will also discuss our team's recent UN work and the recent and very different court decisions relating to the laws against female genital cutting
in the US and in the UK.
Some are among the 200 million girls and women worldwide who experience female genital cutting
Ekpo et al., "The long-term reproductive health consequences of female genital cutting
in rural Gambia: a community-based survey," Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol.
In mid-April, an Indian American doctor in Michigan was arrested and charged with performing female genital cutting
on two seven-year-old girls.
challenging imperialism in the discourse of female genital cutting
, and the conclusion to Beatrix Campbell's End of Equality: The Only Way is Women's Liberation.
She assisted Attie and Goldwater Productions with filming and producing documentaries on female genital cutting
, family planning, and maternal health in Mali.
Although female genital cutting
(also called female circumcision) has been banned in Egypt in the wake of campaigns emphasizing its harmful effects, the majority of girls continue to be cut.
Female genital cutting
(FGC) is a widely blamed practice for violating women's reproductive rights and health.
Raising the issue in public, the unknown whistleblower wrote, "I recently attended a seminar in the United States where you (Molly Melching) highlighted the subject of female genital cutting
(FGC) with reference to African countries only.
Growing migration has increased the number of girls and women living outside their country of origin who have undergone female genital cutting
or who may be at risk of becoming victims of this practice .
CHICAGO -- Inappropriate treatment by physicians of women who have undergone female genital cutting
(FGC) can block access to further care and harm patients psychologically, according to Dr.