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Female Genital Mutilation Trial Sheds Light on Egyptian Practice

A Health Ministry inspector testified Thursday in Egypt's first-ever female genital mutilation (FGM) trial, saying a 13-year-old girl died after undergoing the procedure despite her doctor's claims otherwise.  FGM has been illegal in Egypt for six years, but activists say most Egyptian girls are still being circumcised, mostly in private clinics.   On an Egyptian talk show, women discussed female circumcision, also known as FGM.  One woman said parents fear that if...

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