Female Genital Mutilation Bill Blocked by 'Appalling' UK Conservative MP

Sir Christopher Chope has been described as an "embarrassment to humanity" for objecting to legislation that would protect children from FGM.
Zing Tsjeng
cosmetic surgery

The Never-Ending Quest for the 'Perfect Vagina'

With labiaplasties becoming the world's fastest growing form of cosmetic surgery, we explore the arguments for and against the procedure.
Milly McMahon
Religious Freedom

Doctors Argue That Female Genital Mutilation Is Protected Under First Amendment

In a landmark case, lawyers are claiming religious freedom to defend doctors facing charges for performing FGM on seven-year-olds in Michigan.
Gabby Bess

The Female Genital Mutilation Scandal Tearing a Community Apart

A high-stakes criminal case is forcing a tight-knit Midwestern Muslim sect to reckon with its most dangerous practice.
Beenish Ahmed

These Women Figured Out a Way to Map and Find Girls at Risk of FGM

Every other December, scores of Tanzanian girls endure what's colloquially known as "cutting season." Now, new mapping technology can help activists locate girls who might be in danger—and get them to safe houses before it's too late.
Florence Wilkinson

What I Did When My Daughter Asked to be Circumcised

A shocking request sends a mother on a quest to learn more.
Indanavetta Putri

How a Humble Soap Opera Could Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

FGM is widespread and well-known, but attempts to curb the practice have been largely ineffective. A novel new approach is looking to change that.
Elizabeth Beattie
reproductive health

Meet the FGM Survivors Fighting Against the 'Organized Crime Against Gender'

Almost 140,000 women in the UK live with the shame and devastating side effects of female genital mutilation. But some survivors are starting to fight back.
Matteo Congregalli

Female Genital Mutilation and the Women Who Practice It

As countries around the world crack down on the brutal procedure, the campaign against FGM finds an unusual ally in those who once wielded the knife themselves.
Eve Simmons

If the British Government Wants to End Female Genital Mutilation, Why Is It Returning a 'Cutter' Back to Gambia?

Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
Charlotte England

Female Circumcision Is Becoming More Popular in Malaysia

In a recent study, 93 percent of Malaysian Muslim women admitted to being circumcised. We took a look at what's driving this painful boom.
Marta Kasztelan

Why I Would Never Vote for a Women-Only Political Party

Mike Buchanan is running for office in the UK with his feminist-hating political party, Justice for Men and Boys. But what good do single-issue political parties actually do?
Eleanor Morgan