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Leaving the female body intact

Nurs N Z. 1996 May;2(4):20-1.

Leaving the female body intact.

Ahmed S.

More than 80 million women in Africa and around the world have been damaged by the practice of female genital mutilation. As Somali refugees are accepted into New Zealand and others immigrate from African countries where the practice is still prevalent, health professionals need to be aware of what legal, ethical and cultural considerations are involved.

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