UNICEF: Most oppose female genital mutilation

July 15, 2016 9:56 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund says that roughly two-thirds of people in countries where female genital mutilation is common oppose the practice and want it stopped.

According to figures released Friday, 67 percent of girls and women as wells as 63 percent of boys and men in countries with available data oppose the practice where parts of the female genitalia are removed. The practice is common in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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