For the first time, a doctor has been jailed in Egypt for performing genital mutilation in girls. The landmark appeals court ruling overturned the original acquittal of the medic and the father of 14-year-old Sohair al-Bataa in past November. This practice has been illegal in the country since 2008, although it is still widely performed. The doctor, Raslan Fadl, was sentenced to two years in prison (British Medical Journal; 350: h477).
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