Posted by in News on February 11, 2015

Guinea’s Muslim clerics call for end to FGM to help stop Ebola

Muslim leaders in Guinea have called on families to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has the second highest rate of FGM in the world, with around 97 percent of women and adolescent girls cut. But the outbreak in West Africa of Ebola – spread by infected bodily fluids – could bring a change of attitude towards the tradition.

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Source: Thomson Reuters

 

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