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Every year some 19 million women around the world undergo induced abortions in unsafe conditions - of these, 97 percent take place in developing countries in Latin America, Africa and South Central Asia.
Imagine three Jumbo jets filled with pregnant women crashing daily
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“It’s about the right to access the highest attainable standard of health, taking into consideration the circumstances and context of women’s lives …”
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A Senegalese hip-hop artist who underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) during childhood is touring the country's schools to educate teenagers on the dangers of the practice, thanks to a project funded by London-based anti-FGM charity Orchid Project.<
US non-profit organisation EngenderHealth has identified several key steps required to achieve a "fistula-free generation", marking the inaugural International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23rd and calling for the continued support of world governments in eradicating the condition.
Despite criminalising the practice in 1985, the UK has yet to see a single prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) - leaving the government "very frustrated", international development minister Lynne Featherstone has said.
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