Egyptian Doctor Convicted for Death of Girl During FGM Surgery

After being prosecuted for the death of a 12-year-old girl whom he'd performed a female genital mutilation on, Egyptian doctor Rasdlan Fadl was acquitted of manslaughter in November. The trial was a first for Egypt, which had never before seen someone prosecuted over the controversial practice. The verdict was then… » 1/26/15 10:30am 1/26/15 10:30am

​Doctor Acquitted in Egypt's Very First Female Genital Mutilation Trial

Earlier this year, Egypt broke some serious ground by arresting Dr. Raslan Fadl and charging him for manslaughter of Sohair al-Bata'a, a 12-year-old girl who died while he was performing a female genital mutilation (FGM) operation on her. Many hoped the case would deter both family members and doctors from continuing… » 11/22/14 12:30pm 11/22/14 12:30pm

John Oliver Reveals the Disturbingly High Rate of FGM in Egypt

Last week, there were reports that ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) was requiring all women living in the city of Mosul, Iraq to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). The alarming news has since been called into question, however, as John Oliver pointed out on Last Week Tonight, FGM is still widely practiced… » 7/28/14 2:00pm 7/28/14 2:00pm

ISIS Demands Genital Mutilation of Iraqi Women in Mosul

According to the United Nations, the radical Sunni Islamist group ISIS currently attempting to take over Iraq and Syria has demanded that those women and girls living in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul be genitally mutilated. » 7/24/14 10:00am 7/24/14 10:00am

​UNICEF: 700 Million Women Today Were Child Brides

A report released by UNICEF today highlights some distressing statistics regarding female genital mutilation and child marriage, which as the press release describes, "profoundly and permanently harm girls, denying them their right to make their own decisions and to reach their full potential." » 7/22/14 2:00pm 7/22/14 2:00pm

Concern About the Genital Mutilation of American Girls Grows

Activists and a few U.S. Representatives are trying to heighten awareness about female genital mutilation, especially regarding American girls in danger of harm during "vacation cutting season." » 6/11/14 6:20pm 6/11/14 6:20pm

Egypt Tries Doctor for Female Genital Mutilation in Landmark Case

Female genital mutilation (FGM)—the horrifying practice of modifying or removing various parts of female genitalia for non-medical purposes that are somewhere in the no man's land between cultural and religious reasons—has been outlawed in Egypt since 2007. Given the prevalence of the practice, however, many families… » 3/16/14 12:00pm 3/16/14 12:00pm

Despite Decline, Female Genital Mutilation Is Still a Horrific Reality

Though the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is seeing a global decline, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund has found that it is "almost universal" in certain countries, with 98 percent of girls and women from ages 15-49 having undergone the torturous "tradition" in Somalia. As many… » 7/23/13 1:50pm 7/23/13 1:50pm

United Nations Announces Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee unanimously voted to enact a global ban against female circumcision, instructing the UN's 193 member states to take direct action by enacting legislation and leading education campaigns for both young women and men in order to penalize violators and protect… » 11/27/12 10:00am 11/27/12 10:00am

Investigation Exposes Awful U.K. Doctors Willing to Perform FGM

A horrifying investigation by The Sunday Times has revealed that as many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) with medical practitioners in the U.K., some of who have performed the extremely illegal procedure on girls as young as 10. » 4/22/12 2:30pm 4/22/12 2:30pm

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Cornell Surgeon Used Vibrator To Stimulate 6-Year-Olds

Alice Dreger and Ellen K. Feder from Bioethics Forum have unearthed a 2007 study in which a doctor from Cornell University defends the practice of surgically cutting girls' clitorises. Disturbing, but his follow-up treatment is even worse. » 6/17/10 9:30am 6/17/10 9:30am

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds To American Policy On Genital "Cutting"

Several weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with a revised policy on female genital mutilation in which they suggested doctors be allowed to "nick" girls' clitorises. Today, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds. » 5/21/10 1:00pm 5/21/10 1:00pm

Laura Bush Supports Choice, Gay Rights • Support Hillary, Win A Date…

• Former first lady Laura Bush appeared on Larry King last night where she finally admitted that she doesn't agree with her husband on abortion and gay rights. Even though she could have taken a stronger stance: good for her. » 5/13/10 5:30pm 5/13/10 5:30pm

Genital Cutting Advocated By American Academy Of Pediatrics

After years of condemning the practice, the American Academy of Pediatrics has rewritten their policy on female genital mutilation, advocating for state laws to allow doctors to give a "ritual nick" to girls' genitalia. » 5/06/10 6:00pm 5/06/10 6:00pm

Low Body Confidence Leads To Drunken Sex? • Drunk Mice Make Bad…

• According to a recent poll, 1 in 20 British women has never had sex sober. Also, a "staggering," 75% of women like to have a glass of wine before hopping into bed with their boyfriend or husband. • » 9/22/09 5:40pm 9/22/09 5:40pm