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By Elizabeth Yore
As headlines surrounding the federally prosecuted female genital mutilation (FGM) case come to light in Michigan, the shocking details raise awareness about this horrific practice that leaves behind years of physical and emotional scars.
In April, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, a doctor who is a practicing Muslim in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim sect, was indicted by the federal government for performing genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls in a Livonia, Michigan, medical clinic. The Dawoodi Bohra sect practices and sanctions FGM on little girls to curb sexual desire and discourage any proclivity for premarital or extramarital affairs.