Friday, June 02, 2006

And it might kill you, too.

This news report in today's NYT highlights the harrowing fact that female genital cutting, sometimes referred to as female circumcision, increases by 50% the likelihood that the woman or her baby will die during childbirth.

Those of us who are concerned with women's health and welfare would do well to consider this issue. Thinking about the amount of ink and anguish we spill in the US about the "mommy wars"--when this kind of thing is going on in the world--makes me crazy.

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