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Doctor who offered to arrange female genital mutilation is struck off

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 02 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3665
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A general practitioner who was secretly recorded offering to help arrange female genital mutilation (FGM) for two young girls has been struck off the UK medical register. Ali Mao-Aweys, who was born and raised in Somalia, was caught giving advice to a newspaper reporter who had posed as an aunt who wanted to arrange the procedure for her nieces, aged 10 and 13.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester found that he had offered to assist in arranging an operation in the United Kingdom, knowing that it was illegal, and that he had provided the telephone number …

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