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Female Genital Mutilation – 1,600 girls living in Ireland are at risk

A national action plan to follow through on Government commitments is needed

Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting refers to the ritual of cutting or removing some or all of a female’s external genitalia for non-medical reasons.

  • Siobhán McGee, Salome Mbugua
  • The Irish Times

It is usually carried out before puberty and sometimes as young as 12 – 24 months.

The origins of the practice include a mix of cultural, religious and social factors within families and communities.

However, the majority of the beliefs are based on myths and…

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