In a disturbing set of figures, UNICEF’s most recent study reveals at least 70 million more women and girls worldwide have been victims of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) than researchers were led to believe based on data from 2014. The statistics indicate FGM/C is indeed an issue of global proportions, with victims on every continent being put at risk for permanent health complications and even death. Lead UNICEF researcher Claudia Cappa said, “[The study] shows it is a global iss...

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