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Impact of Female Genital Mutilation on Women's Health and Human Rights: A Global Perspective

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a deeply rooted cultural practice that includes harming the female genital organs in non-medical ways or removing the external female genitalia entirely. It is also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision. For ages, this practice has been prevalent in many African, Asian, and Middle Eastern civilisations, and it still exists despite widespread opposition worldwide. FGM is a complex, multifaceted issue that raises significant concerns for public health, human rights, and gender equality. There is an urgent need to highlight the need for a comprehensive, culturally sensitive approach to eliminate FGM and promote a world where every woman and girl can live free from its physical and psychological impact.