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Rite of Passage / Genital Cutting #967886

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Richard Besser) A "World News" investigation into the practice of genital cutting to make girls chaste for marriage presented; photos shown; details given about "vacation cutting" of the girls in their home countries & about the "ritual nick" considered by US physicians. [In shadow, two WOMEN - describe what happens; hopes to change our generation.] [Gynecologist Dr. Terry DUNN†- explains what the mothers ask: the procedure.] [Pediatrician Dr. Doug DIEKEMA†- comments on this "nick" procedure.] [Equality Now director Taina BIEN-AME†- says the AAP statement perpetuates female genital mutilation.] The changes in the AAP position noted. The chances for legislation discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Besser, Richard

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