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Young Girls in Mauritania are Force-Fed to Get Fat for Marriage


In Mauritania putting on weight is a certain way for young girls to find husbands and secure their future. The tradition that is called ”Leblouh” and goes back to the 11th century, however nowadays younger generations of people are leaning towards Western beauty standards and beginning to question whether force-feeding can cause health problems.

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