Egypt bans female circumcision.

Yesterday, Egypt announced they are banning all forms of female circumcision just days after a 12-year old girl died from the procedure.
It was actually officially banned in 1997, but doctors were allowed to do the procedure for “exceptional cases.” Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali has now announced that every doctor or medical professional is banned from carrying out any form of circumcision, and if the act is committed, it “will be viewed as a violation of the law and all contraventions will be punished.”
But despite the “exceptional cases” rule from 1997, a 2000 study showed that the procedure was still carried out on 97% of the country’s women. So how much will actually change now?
Does anyone know more about the history of FGM in Egypt?

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