Emerging trends in FGM: Cross-border cutting and medicalisation

Cross-border cutting and medicalisation of female genital mutilation have been listed as some of the emerging trends of FGM in Kenya.

During the first annual FGM conference held in February this year, anti-FGM stakeholders said that the two issues have been a major challenge in the fight against FGM.

According to the World Health Organisation, medicalisation is when a health-care provider performs FGM whether in a public or private clinic, at home or elsewhere, while cross-border cutting is when girls are taken out of their home country to undergo FGM in another country.

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