This blog posts any and all news related to Female Genital Cutting (FGC). It tracks only content that discusses FGC as a main subject. The page is designed as a resource for researchers and those who want to keep up to date on this issue without slogging through google alerts or news pages. Original authors are responsible for their content. To suggest content please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. FGC is also called female genital mutilation or FGM; FGM/C; or female circumcision.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Few Prosecutions for Female Circumcision
Only four people have been prosecuted for carrying out female circumcisions despite the passing of a new law in Egypt which makes the practice illegal. An estimated 140m young girls have been circumcised around the world. The practice involves their genitalia being partially or totally removed. Egypt is the country with the highest percentage of cases. Christian Fraser reports from El Minya, south of Cairo.