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Senegal outlaws female genital mutilation

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:348
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The Senegalese parliament has voted to ban female genital mutilation, making the west African country the latest to outlaw the painful, dangerous, and widely condemned procedure. The new law includes prison sentences of up to five years for those who order or perform the procedure.

    Unicef's director, Carol Bellamy, …

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