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Sudan to tighten law on female genital mutilationa

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:580
  1. Moszynski Peter
  1. Addis Ababa

    Following a recent symposium in Khartoum, Sudan, on the abolition of female genital mutilation to ensure safe motherhood, Sudan's government has agreed to take further measures to abolish the practice.

    Although the practice was originally outlawed in 1946 and again in 1974, the United Nations has pointed out that “Sudan has the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation in the world.”

    During the symposium, organised by Sudan's ministry of health in conjunction …

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