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Female Genital Cutting

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Sterilized scissors showing excised clitoris
Sterilized scissors showing excised clitoris from an infant

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Event Date: August 31, 2011 (All day) - September 1, 2011 (All day)

'Law, human rights, and non-therapeutic interventions on children'

31st August – 1st September 2011 / Keele University, Staffordshire.  

This two day conference will consider the legal and human rights issues surrounding non-therapeutic genital surgery on male, female and intersex children.  

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