Egypt Officials Ban Female Circumcision

Jun 30, 2007 By MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press Writer
Egypt Officials Ban Female Circumcision (AP)
A hand out picture released by the family showing Badour Shaker, who died earlier this month while being circumcised in an illegal clinic in the southern city of Maghagha, Egypt. The death of a 10-year-old Egyptian girl at the hands of a doctor performing female circumcision in the country's south sparked a public outcry, prompting health and religious authorities to issue Thursday, June 28, 2007, a ban on the practice. (AP Photo/Al-Masry Al-Youm)

(AP) -- The death of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl at the hands of a doctor performing female circumcision has sparked a public outcry and prompted health and religious authorities to ban the practice.



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