The procedure of FGM - Reuters
CAIRO – 9 November 2017: Nationwide prevalence of genital mutilation among females aged 15 - 49 has reached 92 percent according to studies conducted by the anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) national program.
The anti-FGM national program is sponsored by the National Population Council.
The said studies also revealed that prevalence of FGM amongst the younger age groups is rather low; reaching 61 percent amongst females aged 15 - 17.
In 2016, Egypt has amended the 2008 law that criminalizes the act of FGM, increasing its degree of crime from a misdemeanor to a felony, punishable by up to five to seven years in prison.
The Health Ministry announced in October that it is launching a crackdown campaign on physicians proven to be complicit in performing circumcision on girls. The ministry stressed that a qualitative leap has been made in raising the awareness of the medical staff of Egypt about the dangers of the phenomenon and its complications.