African church leaders worry about the ‘medicalization’ of female genital mutilation


(RNS1-JAN09) Some women from the Samburu community in Kenya have been subjected to female gential mutilation as part of traditional rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood. Kenyan religious leaders are campaigning against the mainstreaming of the practice in hospitals. RNS photo by Fredrick Nzwili.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Doctors, nurses and other health practitioners are secretly performing the procedures at the request of families.