Global & Disaster Medicine

A British court has sentenced a 37-year-old Ugandan woman to 11 years in prison for the genital cutting of her 3-year-old daughter


“…..The girl was taken to a hospital and lost a significant amount of blood because of her injuries, according to the BBC.

The judge, Philippa Whipple, said the woman was guilty of child abuse. “It’s a barbaric practice and a serious crime,” she said. “It’s an offense which targets women, particularly inflicted when they are young and vulnerable.”

The girl’s father, 43, had been cleared of charges.

Female genital cutting has been illegal in Britain since 1985, but previous prosecutions have led to acquittals…..”

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