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Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation (FGM) | BBC New

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Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation (FGM) | BBC New

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Sudan has criminalised carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail.

Some 87% of Sudanese women aged between 14 and 49 have undergone some form of FGM, according to the UN.

In Sudan it is common for women to get the inner and outer labia, and usually the clitoris, removed.

FGM can result in urinary tract infections, uterine infections, kidney infections, cysts, reproductive issues and pain during sex.

By Insaf Abbas, BBC News
Full article @ BBC News

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