OPINION: Ending Female Genital Mutilation
"Is it cultural imperialism for Westerners to oppose [female] genital mutilation? Yes, perhaps, but it's also justified. ... But it is clear that the most effective efforts against genital mutilation are grass-roots initiatives by local women working for change from within a culture," Nicholas Kristof writes in the New York Times column, which describes in detail "the most extreme form of genital mutilation" (5/11).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.