THE WORLDPOST
11/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Scandinavia Fights Female Genital Mutilation

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- When she was 11, a Swedish-born girl was taken on vacation to her mother's native Somalia. The mother wanted to "make her daughter clean" and paid a man to cut off her daughter's clitoris and labia while two women held her down.

Afterward, the girl was stitched to her urethra.

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