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GP stuck off for agreeing to perform female circumcision

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:9
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A general practitioner has been struck off by the General Medical Council in London for agreeing to perform the illegal operation of female circumcision. Dr Abdul Baten Jalal Ahmed's offer was secretly videotaped by a Channel 4 journalist who had herself been circumcised as a young girl in Somalia.

    Dr Ahmed was working in Manchester when he …

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