Egypt outlaws circumcision after girl dies

Egypt outlaws circumcision after girl dies

“Public outcry over the death of a 12-year-old girl at the hands of a doctor performing female circumcision has forced health authorities in Egypt to ban the practice.

Badour Shaker died this month while undergoing the procedure in an illegal clinic in the southern Egyptian town of Maghagh. Her mother, Zeniab Abdel Ghani, said she had paid 50 Egyptian pounds (£5) to a female physician to perform the procedure.”

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