Doctor Arrested After Botched Circumcision Kills Young Girl

by VR Sreeraman on  August 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM General Health News
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An Egyptian doctor has been arrested after she performed a botched circumcision that killed a young girl, a newspaper reported on Friday.
 Doctor Arrested After Botched Circumcision Kills Young Girl
Doctor Arrested After Botched Circumcision Kills Young Girl

The independent daily Shorouk reported that police were alerted to the death of the girl, whose body was illegally buried to hide the crime, after a call to a help line the government set up to monitor female circumcision.

The doctor, from the Nile Delta governate of Menufiya, has been referred to a criminal court, the paper reported.

The sometimes deadly practice of female circumcision was banned in Egypt in 2007, but is believed still to be common.

A 2005 government report found that more than 95 percent of Egyptian women had undergone the extremely painful procedure which can severely mutilate the genitals.

Source: AFP

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