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European Journal of Forensic Sciences
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an important issue of global interest. It has a direct effect on women's health and violates their human rights. Millions of young women are affected by this harmful act especially in Africa and Middle Eastern countries. In Egypt, the overall prevalence of FGM or cutting (FGM/C) is 84.2%. Although a ministerial decree prohibited practitioners from performing it, it seems that law implementation had not affected the attitudes toward practice. Lack of knowledgedoi:10.5455/ejfs.236502 fatcat:aurdccheabb7pddjkvj7plfk3m