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Scientists: Soap Operas Could Help End Female Genital Cutting

Soap operas could be a powerful new tool in changing attitudes around female genital cutting, researchers said Wednesday, following a study in Sudan where the ritual remains deeply entrenched. The social scientists said their findings suggest that using popular entertainment could be an effective alternative to harsher approaches like criminalization in persuading communities to abandon the harmful practice. "[Our results] show that entertainment can be used to change cultural...

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