AHA Foundation news on Female Genital Mutilation


June 8, 2017

House Takes Aim at Female Genital Mutilation – The Detroit News

The Michigan House on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation that would create a new 15-year state felony for female […]
June 8, 2017

Virginia Imam Placed on Leave After Endorsing Female Genital Mutilation – Fox News

A Virginia imam has been placed on leave after advocating for the controversial practice of female genital mutilation. […]
June 8, 2017

Up To 100 Girls Cut in Mutilation Case, Feds Estimate – Detroit News

As many as 100 girls may have had their genitalia mutilated during a 12-year conspiracy involving three Metro […]
June 6, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE – Virginian Imam Should Face Prosecution for Inciting Criminal Female Genital Mutilation

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Tuesday 6 June 2017 Virginian Imam should face prosecution for inciting criminal […]
June 6, 2017

A Virginia Imam said Female Genital Mutilation Prevents ‘Hypersexuality,’ Leading to Calls for his Dismissal – The Washington Post

A Virginia mosque has publicly condemned the words of its leading imam, highlighting lingering divisions among Muslim leaders […]
June 5, 2017

Michigan ‘Genital Mutilation’ Case will Test Our Country’s Political Correctness – USA Today

In February, federal investigators uncovered a Michigan-based network of doctors and others who practice female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
June 5, 2017

Genitally Mutilated Girls Sent Back to Parents – The Australian

Queensland’s embattled child safety department returned two young girls to their parents ­despite a doctor finding they had […]
May 25, 2017

Tales Of Courage: How I Almost Lost My Life Fighting FGM – The Daily Nation

Natalie Robi was at university when she learned that female circumcision was actually female genital mutilation (FGM), a form […]
May 17, 2017

I Underwent Genital Mutilation as a Child—Right Here in the United States

Last week, an Indian American doctor was arrested in Michigan, charged with performing female genital cutting on two […]
May 16, 2017

Minnesota House cracks down on female genital mutilation

Scarred but no longer scared, survivors of female genital mutilation embraced one another and lawmakers Monday at the […]
May 15, 2017

Female genital mutilation bill passes Minnesota House

A bill that adds to the criminalization of female genital mutilation in Minnesota passed the state House of […]
May 11, 2017

These Women Figured Out a Way to Map and Find Girls at Risk of FGM

Every other December, scores of Tanzanian girls endure what’s colloquially known as “cutting season.” Now, new mapping technology […]
May 11, 2017

3 US women share the horrors of female genital mutilation

Often discussed in whispers, the issue of female genital mutilation grabbed headlines last month when, for the first […]
May 5, 2017

NowThis Video: A doctor in the U.S. has been charged with performing Female Genital Mutilation on two 7-year-olds

The digital news company NowThis News has created a short video discussing female genital mutilation in reaction to […]
May 3, 2017

Texas Senate approves bill to raise penalties for female genital mutilation

With lightning speed, the Texas Senate on Wednesday approved increased penalties for the long-banned and ritualistic practice of […]
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