Europe’s first female genital mutilation clinic opens in Berlin

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FGM is practiced mainly in the Horn of eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Europe’s first female genital mutilation clinic opens in Berlin


The first clinic in Europe specialized in providing treatment to women subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) opened doors in the German capital Berlin on Wednesday.

Local media reported that the patron of the project for the Desert Flower Center is Waris Dirie, the Somalia-born former supermodel and one-time Bond girl who has become one of the world's most prominent campaigners against FGM.

Female genital mutilation is widely considered as a human rights violation of worldwide conce...


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