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Genital cutting tied to later abuse risk from the Chicago Tribune, 9/24/12

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The article reports, “Women who underwent genital cutting as young girls may be at increased risk of physical, sexual or emotional abuse from their husband, a study of women in Mali suggests. The study, of nearly 7,900 women, found that 22 percent of those with genital mutilation said they’d been physically abused by a husband or male partner. That compared with 12 percent of women who’d never been subjected to the procedure.”

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