Days after Egypt’s parliament passed harsh penalties for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in August 2016, Egyptian parliament member Elhamy Agina stated “it is better for women to undergo the brutal practice to ‘reduce a woman’s sexual appetite.’’ He added that…
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