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Doctor one of two people to face first UK prosecutions for female genital mutilation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2313
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

A doctor from the Whittington Hospital in north London and another man will be the first people to face charges of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom when they appear in court next month.

The Crown Prosecution Service announced on 21 March that Dhanoun Dharmasena allegedly carried out the procedure on a woman after she gave birth in November 2012. The woman had also undergone female genital mutilation on a previous occasion.

Another man, Hasan Mohamed, is facing charges for encouraging and helping …

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