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Ms. T was forced to undergo female genital mutilation, which galvanized her belief that FGM is an oppressive act of violence against woment that must stop, and prompted her to later join several anti-FGM advocacy organization. After Ms. T learned that she had been betrothed to an older man and was told about the long-term health risks associated with FGM, marriage, and childbirth, Ms. T fled for her life to the U.S. as a student and applied for asylum.
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