Africa: ‚Medicalisation‘ of Female Genital Mutilation Is Serious Threat – Experts

London — Growing awareness of FGM risks has led parents to take their daughters to clinics, where many health workers see procedure as a source of income
A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices called for courts to get tough on health workers convicted of carrying out FGM. He also urged professional medical and health associations to expel members who repeatedly perform FGM. More: Thomson Reuters Foundation