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Disagreements occur over female circumcision at a meeting held by the National Conference for Childhood and Motherhood.
97% of Egyptian women are circumcised. The Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī prohibiting female circumcision, the official rejecting stance of legislative institutions in the country, and the highlighted dangers of the operation seem to have little influence on the conservative traditional opinions of...
Initially Dr. Abdel Fatah Ali, former minister of health, forbade the circumcision of girls by unqualified persons, in other words, recognizing that medical practitioners could do the job. Nevertheless, especially among doctors, opposition to female circumcision is strong. Dr. Ismail Salam, Dr. Ali...
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