First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation moves a step closer.

BMJ. 2013 May 8;346:f2981. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f2981.  First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation moves a step closer. Torjesen I. EXTRACT The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is examining five cases of alleged female genital mutilation as part of its effort to try to finally bring the first successful prosecution for the offence in the United Kingdom.Continue reading “First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation moves a step closer.”

Female genital mutilation: the ethical impact of the new Italian law.

J Med Ethics. 2007 Feb;33(2):98-101.  Female genital mutilation: the ethical impact of the new Italian law. Turillazzi E, Fineschi V. Department of Legal Medicine, University of Foggia, Policlinico Ospedali Riuniti, Via Luigi Pinto 1, 71100 Foggia, Italy. ABSTRACT Despite global and local attempts to end female genital mutilation (FGM), the practice persists in some partsContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: the ethical impact of the new Italian law.”

Cosmetic genitoplasty: It’s female genital mutilation and should be prosecuted.

BMJ. 2007 Jun 30;334(7608):1335. Cosmetic genitoplasty: It’s female genital mutilation and should be prosecuted. Berer M. Comment on BMJ. 2007 May 26;334(7603):1090-2. EXTRACT Liao and Creighton ask how healthcare providers in the United Kingdom should respond to requests for “genitoplasty,”1 or what two UK websites call “labial reduction” and “female genital reshaping.”2 3 This procedure, which entails “theContinue reading “Cosmetic genitoplasty: It’s female genital mutilation and should be prosecuted.”

Egypt tightens ban on female genital mutilation after 12 year old girl dies.

BMJ. 2007 Jul 7;335(7609):15. Egypt tightens ban on female genital mutilation after 12 year old girl dies. Meleigy M. EXTRACT Egypt has announced that it is imposing a complete ban on female genital mutilation. The ban was imposed last week by the Ministry of Health after a public outcry over the death of a 12Continue reading “Egypt tightens ban on female genital mutilation after 12 year old girl dies.”

BMA backs police campaign against female genital mutilation.

BMJ. 2007 Jul 21;335(7611):116. BMA backs police campaign against female genital mutilation. Moszynski P. EXTRACT A crackdown on female genital mutilation has been launched by London’s Metropolitan Police in an attempt to protect the estimated 6500 girls it believes undergo the procedure each year in the United Kingdom. The BMA backed campaign, dubbed Operation Azure,Continue reading “BMA backs police campaign against female genital mutilation.”