Even After Deaths, Female Genital Mutilation Still Common in Somalia

Despite sustained efforts to stop the practice, Somali doctors and rights activists say two sisters bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) last week in central Somalia. Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden said the victims were aged 10 and 11, adding, "There is no other way to describe it, it's brutal." Aden says the news of the incident is "heartbreaking" and said another emergency call came in Sunday. Rights activists Hawa Aden Mohamed is the founder and director of...

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