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Female genital mutilation (FGM)

Though the practice is very difficult to quantify, UNICEF estimates that around 200 million women in the world today have undergone FGM. Genital mutilation is practiced primarily in African countries as well as some countries in the Middle East and Asia, but it also exists in Northern countries with immigrant communities from those countries. FGM has many harmful consequences for sexual and reproductive health, and international campaigns to eradicate it have led to the adoption of several international declarations and resolutions. While change is occurring it is relatively slow and varies by geographical region. This article presents an overview of current knowledge of the problem.

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THE FAMILY GAME


Compose different families for yourself by varying the factors that affect the number of children you have


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Interview with Anne Lambert, author of "Turbulences"

Anne Lambert, a sociologist and INED researcher, tells us about the "Turbulences" comic book inspired by her field research on commercial flight crews. Although aircraft personnel are familiar figures, few people really know about the working conditions and way of life that their job entails. Aircraft personnel do not form a homogeneous group, but are divided into two categories: flight deck crew and cabin crew.

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