Female Genital Mutilation in United States: Protecting Girls and Women in the U.S. from FGM and Vacation Cutting

Capture d’écran 2014-05-30 à 14.19.31This report documents the rising prevalence of female genital mutilation (“FGM”) in the United States. It
examines the current legal framework in place to address female genital mutilation when it is performed
within our borders and through “vacation cutting,” in which young women in the U.S. are sent abroad to
undergo the procedure. It then recommends steps needed to develop a more coordinated, effective
response to protect girls and women in the U.S. affected by the threat of FGM.