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 Post subject: Egypt Bans Female Genital Mutilation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:46 am 
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Egypt Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation, known euphemistically as “female circumcision,” has been banned completely in Egypt following the death of a girl. Although a soft ban has been in place for 10 years, some studies estimate that 90 percent of Egyptian women have had the procedure. Government and religious leaders have joined in condemning the practice

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My hope is that this will inspire more controls to ban female genital mutilation, which has been called the pharaonic custom. I think that Egypt should be applauded for this action.


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I agree, will. Too bad a young girl had to die to make the procedure unlawful. 90% of Egyptian women...impossible to imagine.

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Good .. About time someone put a stop to such foolishness. Yes, it was sad that someone had to die first. *Sigh*

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Good .. About time someone put a stop to such foolishness. Yes, it was sad that someone had to die first. *Sigh*

Only just a few thousand years late. :(

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