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This booklet gives an explanation of excision or female genital mutilation, with brief stories illustrating the possible consequences, both physical and emotional, to women who are subjected to the practice. Advice is given about possible treatment and it is suggested that societies that practise excision should examine themselves with a view to exercising a voluntary ban in the light of modern medical knowledge.

Adapted from a shell template by SIL Burkina Faso 1994. Text ©1997 SIL International and shared under a CC:BY-NC (4.0) licence.
Illustrations by Bet King ©2018 MissionAssist and shared under a CC:BY-NC (4.0) licence.
This edition published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by MissionAssist.