Female Genital Mutilation In Egypt Has Affected 92 Percent Of Married Women

Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

Female Genital Mutilation In Egypt Has Affected 92 Percent Of Married Women.

Doaa Amin, 14, looks through stalks of wheat in her grandfather’s field in Qaha, Egypt. Egyptian health officials announced that 92 percent of Egyptian women had undergone female genital mutilation, May 11, 2015. Reuters/Amr Dalsh

Roughly 92 percent of Egyptian women who have been married have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a recent survey from the government’s Ministry of Health. The number has decreased since the last statistic released in 2000, but it is still alarmingly high considering the practice was criminalized in Egypt in 2008.

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