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2 Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation

The girls were ages 10 and 11 and lived in Somalia, which has the highest rate of FGM in the world.
Some cutters use a razor blade for the female genital mutilation procedure. Source: Ivan Lieman

Editor's note: Given the subject this story explores, the discussion includes some explicit language.

Two sisters from a remote pastoral village in Puntland State, Somalia, died on Sept. 11 of complications from a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure.

An "inexperienced self-proclaimed traditional circumciser" performed the procedure the day before, according to Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden,

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