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BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 13 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5777

Kenya bans female genital mutilation: Kenya’s parliament has passed a law banning all forms of female genital mutilation and making it illegal to practise or procure it or to arrange to send anyone abroad for cutting. Ten years ago female genital mutilation of girls under 16 was outlawed, but the ban was largely ignored. Half of all Kenyan women are believed to have undergone the procedure.

Poor safety and staffing are found on Morecombe’s maternity …

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