Navigation Links
Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

Egypt's Muslim religious hierarchy issued a decree on the state MENA news agency on Tuesday outlawing female circumcision as un-Islamic as the authorities prepared to submit a total ban to parliament.

"The traditional form of excision is a practice totally banned by Islam because of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree issued by the office of the mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa.

The Egyptian government announced plans on Thursday to impose a total ban on female circumcision, the widely-practised removal of the clitoris, but the draft law still faces a tough debate in parliament before it is passed.

Officially the practice, which affects both Muslim and Christian women in Egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was banned in 1997 but doctors were allowed to operate "in exceptional cases."

Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali has no decided to ban every doctor and member of the medical profession, in public or private establishments, from carrying out a clitoridectomy, a ministry spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

Any circumcision "will be viewed as a violation of the law and all contraventions will be punished," said the official, adding that it was a "permanent ban".

A government survey in 2000 said the practice was carried out on 97 percent of the country's women aged between 15 and 45 years of age.

In the latest fatality, 12-year-old Bedur Ahmed Shaker was taken by her mother to a private clinic in Minya, a town on the Nile south of Cairo, for the operation. She died before she could be transferred to hospital.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Respecting Dwarfs- A Lesson To Be Learnt From Ancient Egyptians
2. Complex Surgery Performed on Eight-Month-Old Egyptian Girl
3. Bird Flu Claims Next Egyptian Victim
4. Egyptian Boy Has Bird Flu
5. Muslim Clerics to Join Hands to Eradicate Polio
6. Vitamin E supports Female Hearts
7. Genetic differences found between Male and Female brains
8. Female Smokers More Prone To Lung Cancer
9. The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low
10. FDA Diminish Hopes On ‘Female Viagra
11. Have You Ever Wondered Why Male And Female Voices Differ?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Freed-Hardeman ... Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. The ... associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows students to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps , ... Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally situated ... hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, “We ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users know the routine: each January, they ... access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After the excesses of November and December, ... shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or running routines, or signing up for ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... in the 2015 Best in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support ... in KLAS report independently ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... WORCESTER, MA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... latest in tattoo technology, the PicoSure. Designed to provide the most effective tattoo removal ... cutting-edge option with unmatched results. , Developed by Cynosure, the PicoSure has been approved ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 4, 2016  Edwards Lifesciences ... patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care ... accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Morgan Stanley & ... stock.  This repurchase is part of the Company,s previously ... the Company,s common stock.  --> ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Wegener ... Global Markets Direct,s, ,Wegener Polyangiitis - Pipeline ... Wegener Polyangiitis,s therapeutic pipeline. This report provides ... Polyangiitis, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, ... (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016  Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ), a leading ... systems, today announced results for its fiscal year and ... --> GAAP results: Revenue for the ... million or 4.1% from the third quarter of 2015, ... quarter of 2014. Revenue for the year ended December 31, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: