Are U.S Doctors Practicing Female Genital Mutilation?
Anti-FGM Activist Jaha Dukureh And Equality Now Urgently Need Your Help!
In May, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released guidelines that allow for vaginal cosmetic surgery, a form of female genital mutilation (FGM), to be performed on underage girls.
In the United States, cutting the labia of a girl under the age of 18 is illegal under anti-FGM laws unless there is a medical reason; except in a handful of cases there is rarely a medical reason. ACOG itself has stated that this surgery is often performed on girls with completely normal anatomy, who choose it because they fear that something is wrong with the way they look.
We’ve partnered with Jaha and her organization, Safe Hands for Girls, once again to protect girls from FGM.