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Egyptian Girl Dies After Genital Mutilation Surgery

A private hospital in Egypt’s coastal Suez province has been shut down after a 17-year-old died while undergoing female circumcision, known also as female genital mutilation, or FGM.  The practice is punishable in the north African country by up to two years in prison. Mayar Mohamed Mousa and her twin sister underwent the surgery at a private hospital in Suez a few days ago.  While the other girl survived, Mousa died while under anesthesia.   Lotfi Abdel-Sameeia, a...

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