Dutch government cracks down on female circumcision

Lancet. 2004 May;363(9420):1531

Dutch government cracks down on female circumcision

van Kolfschooten F


The Netherlands is taking measures to crack down on female genital mutilation (FGM) because of the practice’s severe physical and psychological effects. Last week, the Dutch cabinet set up a committee to develop a control system for the prevention and detection of FGM. The committee will also collect figures about the scale and varieties of female circumcision that are taking place and will estimate how many girls are at risk…

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