Egypt seeks tougher penalties for female circumcision

Female genital mutilation can cause lifelong pain, including extreme discomfort during sexual intercourse, serious complications during childbirth and psychological traumaEgypt's government said on Sunday it will ask parliament to approve a draft law that would increase jail terms for those who perform female circumcision. Female circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), was banned in Egypt in 2008. In Egypt, the procedure is practised by both Muslims and Christians.



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