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Number of US Girls, Women at Risk of Genital Mutilation Triples, Study Shows

More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years because of the rise in immigrants from countries where it is practiced, a government study said Thursday. The number of U.S. women and girls who have undergone the actual procedure is unknown, however, because of a lack of reliable data, said the study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report said the estimated...

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