Today, February 6, is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Cutting. The United Nations estimates that two million girls undergo FGM/C each year. The possible repercussions of FGM/C are numerous, including psychological trauma, difficulties during childbirth, gynecological problems, and death.
Population Council and their colleagues believe it's possible to reduce the acceptability and incidence of female genital mutilation/cutting -- check out their research here.
View a powerpoint from Population Reference Bureau that tells the story with data and trends here.
And see how the Donors Working Group on FGM/C (DWG) brings together key actors at the international level.