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NEWS ANALYSIS: Female genital mutilation: The myths and reality

In most African and Asian countries, including Nigeria, where female circumcision is believed to be common, parents believe that they care for their daughters and prepare them for better future by doing that — cutting their clitoris. Apart from this, they do it also, in some communities, as a rite of passage such as religious requirement, to preserve chastity, enhance fertility and ensure sexual pleasure for men when they get married. Erroneously also, some African communities believe that non-removal of clitoris could even cause child’s death at birth with a...
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