2nd Egyptian girl reportedly dies in FGM operation

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August 12, 2007 05:31

A 13-year-old Egyptian girl died during a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) operation, the second such case reported over the past two months, local media said Saturday. The doctor involved has been referred to the state prosecutor for investigation and his clinic in the rural Gharbiyah province has been closed down, state-owned al-Gomhoria daily reported. The earlier death of a 12-year-old girl during an FGM operation in June sparked a public outcry and prompted the government to officially ban hospitals from performing the traditional procedure which is widespread throughout Egypt.


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