Medical Research Council
World Health Organization
Health Systems Trust
2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS: Global Progress Survey- Progression, Regression or Stagnation?UNAIDS
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
Abandoning Female Genital Cutting
Population Reference Bureau
More than 130 million girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital cutting (FGC), and each year nearly 2 million more girls are at risk. FGC is a traditional practice that involves cutting or altering the female genitalia as a rite of passage or for other sociocultural reasons. While some research indicates that many women who undergo FGC do not have health problems as a result of the procedure, for others, the practice can have serious health consequences.