Today, women account for almost half of the global migrant population. They migrate for family reunification purposes but also, and increasingly, in search of labour opportunities. The migration of women and families raises new issues in countries of destination, in particular health issues as migrants bring their personal health history and cultural, social, economic and environmental health beliefs with them when moving. Migration can thus create situations where cultural health practices differ from and sometimes conflict with those of the host community.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a well-recognized example of this phenomenon.
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