Friday, June 27, 2008

Genital Mutilation in Egypt

According to Ursula Lindsey, not only has Egypt banned female genital mutilation, but the rate is declining sharply on its own:
"One things I discovered is that while the figure that’s commonly mentioned is that 96% of women in Egypt are circumcised, the figure for teenage girls is about 80% and they project (from government health surveys in which they ask mothers whether they plan to circumcise their daughters) that the rate for young girls will be 60% by 2015."

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