17-year-old girl dies in Egypt during genital mutilation surgery

EPA

The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) said in its annual report on FGM that Egypt witnessed a significant decline of FGM prevalence but still 48% of girls underwent FGM in 2014 compared with 78% in 2008.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is banned in Egypt since 2007 but the brutal practice is still widespread in the country and especially in rural areas


Mayar Mohammad, a 17-year-old girl died due to severe bleeding and a drop in blood circulation after she was subjected to an illegal female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery in a private hospital in Suez, Egypt.

FGM is banned in Egypt since 2007, but the brutal practice is still widespread in the historic country and especially in rural areas. In February, the United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) said in its annual report on FGM that Egypt witnessed a significant decline of FGM prevalence but...


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