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Books, Journals, New Media
August 3, 2005


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(5):627-628. doi:10.1001/jama.294.5.627

The Day I Will Never Forget explores issues surrounding the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) among Somali communities in Kenya, East Africa. Efforts to eliminate FGM in Kenya date back to preindependence times, when the colonial government passed legislation that stipulated the age at which FGM could be performed on girls, required parental consent, and required reduction in severity of the cut. Owing to resistance from communities, this law was revoked in 1958.

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