Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 12th, 1997
SB192 targets the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, routinely practiced in Africa, the Middle East, and some parts of Asia. It's designed to diminish a girl's sexual desire to ensure virginity.
During hearings over the last two months, lawmakers learned that FGM occurs in Nevada but is rarely reported. That information coupled with an influx of foreigners to the state prompted Senate Human Resources Chairman Ray Rawson, R-Las Vegas, to sponsor a bill...
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