Colombia: Indigenous newborn girl dies after genital mutilation

A newborn died after (removal) of the clitoris in an Indian reservation of western Colombia, said Tuesday local authorities, who were surprised by this case. “On Thursday I reported the death of a 15 days. Evaluated at the hospital that was the result of bleeding that occurred ablation. And the Legal Medicine Institute confirmed later,” said Jose Luis Herrera, mayor of the town of Ansermanuevo (Department of Valle del Cauca).
Herrera said it is the first case of ablation has become known in the indigenous community Dachi Drua Monde, belonging to the jurisdiction of Ansermanuevo, which lie about 120 indigenous Embera-Chami ethnicity. Read Article

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