Erased from the medical register

Finally, in the UK a doctor is defrocked for helping with FGM.

A doctor has been struck off after a tribunal found he offered advice on arranging a female genital mutilation (FGM) operation.

Birmingham doctor Ali Mao-Aweys was captured on covert recordings discussing the procedure with a journalist posing as a patient.

A Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel ruled he should be erased from the medical register.

It’s a step.


  1. RJW says


    A very interesting question indeed, perhaps there’s a double standard involved?

  2. says

    To be fair, FGM often does much more damage than circumcision, but it’s not inconceivable that there could be some bias, too. After all, male circumcision is more familiar, whereas FGM is seen as foreign. That might affect people’s evaluation of the two.

    Regardless, there’s no reason not to end both practices and it’s good to see steps in the right direction.

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