Female Genital Mutilation

Agencies join in fight against genital mutilation

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has teamed with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to fight the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Considered a cultural passage to womanhood in some societies, genital mutilation can lead to immense pain, bleeding, infection,...

Ghanaian minister blames female mutilation for fistula cases

Many of the obstetric fistula cases reported in the northern regions of Ghana result from female genital mutilation (FGM), it has been claimed.