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.
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this law was revoked in 1958.
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