May 10, 2015

92% of Married Women in Egypt Have Undergone Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt’s Minister of Health Adel Adawy announced on Sunday that 92 percent of married Egyptian women have experienced female genital mutilation.
The latest results were announced at a conference held to reveal the results of the 2014 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS).
According to the Minister, 92 percent of women aged between 15 and 49 who are or have been married suffer from genital mutilation.
The majority of females undergo genital mutilation between the ages of nine and 12, with only 31 percent of the operations run by doctors, said the Minister of Health.
The Minister of Health added that FGM in rural areas is as high as 95 percent, compared to up to 39.2 percent in urban cities.
The 2014 EDHS further found that more than 50 percent of married women in Egypt favor female genital mutilation and is in accordance with religious teachings, while 30 percent believe it should be banned. FGM is normally carried out by traditional midwives and ‘health barbers’.
Despite a large number of women surveyed believing that FGM is condoned by Islam, Egypt’s top Islamic authority has condemned the act as ‘un-Islamic’ and ‘barbaric’.
Moreover, Egypt banned female genital mutilation in 2008. Article 242 of Egypt’s Penal Code criminalizes the circumcision of girls The punishment for performing FGM is a prison sentence ranging from three months to two years or a fine of 5,000 Egyptian pounds. 
In January 2015, an Egyptian court imprisoned the first doctor ever brought to trial in Egypt on FGM charges that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Sohair al-Bata’a.
The doctor was sentenced to two years in prison with hard labour for manslaughter and three months for performing the banned practice. The doctor also received a fine of EGP 500 ($US 68).
The father of Sohair was also sentenced to three months in prison for FGM.


  1. Wonderful! Surely a wonderful ally for USA and the Zionist group of Israel.

  2. They are now run by those pushing the fake Islam, Salafi Wahabi. That crap needs to be destroyed.

  3. Makes since since Salafi Wahabism was founded by a nutty Jew in the 1700s. So much deception and obfuscation occurring right now.

  4. "Despite a large
    number of women surveyed believing that FGM is condoned by Islam,
    Egypt’s top Islamic authority has condemned the act as ‘un-Islamic’ and

    Isn't that always the way? Religious "scholars" deciding how to interpret religious texts and imposing that interpretation on everyone else. Same with Christianity and Judaism and all the different sects within it, who each interpret things differently and claim their way is the right way and the others are always wrong.
    They all claim their holy books are "the word of God", but I have to question then why they are second guessing God, as mere mortals.
    Most followers of each sect then follow the word of the teachers / scholars, rather than the book. It's nothing more than the imposition of someones personal opinion on others(and we all know what they say about opinions) and a control mechanism.

  5. There is NOWHERE writen that this kind of trully despeiable, evil practising, have ANYTHING to do with Islam.
    Anyone writing this is a lier.

    This is what is the result of Patrical insanity, about and obscure belife in "purety" witch is equaly insane, and unlike male genitale mutilations, witch "can" be understud from an helth perspective Only, female mutilation is about ripping the life out of their own women.
    How low, havent MEN sunken, its a shame, and gives me the creeps.

    Egypt is becoming an nightmare of an nation, where insane people rule.
    Remeber this Women, if Muhammad the prophet(pbwh) was alive, he would have hunged this creeps in the highest place possible, just to make shure everybody UNDERSTANDS, not because in Islam killing is permitted, its NOT, under no other circumstances is it alwed to kill, ONLY in self defence.
    But to gard and defend women in generall from this insanity.
    Its a social sickness, and havent anything to do with religion.
    If I had anything to say, hang em high.
    its a grave sin NOT to do something about this insanity.


  6. Genital mutilation has been practiced in this country for decades. Circumcision has been shown to be of little practical value, but has been pushed as hygienic by the medical establishment or biblical by beievers. It is in reality little better than what is being practiced in Egypt.

  7. Exactly what "mutilation" are we talking about?