EndFGMToday in Alabama Political Reporter: Mississippi, Alabama are only southern states with no anti-FGM laws


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Thirty-three states across the country have taken steps to criminalize female genital mutilation. However, Alabama and Mississippi remain the only southern states to have no legislation criminalizing the practice.

Female genital mutilation, which is defined as a procedure to “remove, cut, circumcise, excise, mutilate, infibulate or reinfibulate” any part of the genitals for non-medical purposes on females under the age of 19. Continue reading…

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