In France, a Clinic Takes on a Centuries-old Scourge

August 29, 2016 01:13 PM

Up to 60,000 women and girls in France, and an estimated half-million or more across the European Union are victims of female genital mutilation, a painful and sometimes deadly practice that is also known as FGM or cutting. Despite worldwide efforts to eliminate FGM, experts say immigration is boosting those numbers in Europe, as in the United States. Lisa Bryant reports for VOA on a newly opened center outside Paris that is among the few in France specializing in FGM.