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The International Conference of Scholars on Preventing the Mutilation of the Woman’s Body” was held on 1-2 Thul Qi’da, 1427 H. (22-23 November, 2006) on the premises of Al Azhar. A number of research papers were submitted and following deliberations by their Excellencies the scholars, physicians, experts and concerned civil community associations in Egypt, Africa, and Europe

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The 2011 report shows that the pace of abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), is accelerating in the fourth year of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme, which has been extended for a fifth year, to the end of 2013.

The year was marked by increased ownership, dynamism and initiative on the part of national governments and implementing partners. Country-level ownership drew particular attention to the interconnectedness of FGM/C and the many other practices which hinder the development of girls and women. The achievements of 2011 illustrate that local level programming can address multiple forms of deprivation and discrimination. Hence, the campaign to end FGM/C also has an influence on maternal and child health, education and child marriage, and the general wellbeing of women and girls.

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Every pregnant woman hopes for an uncomplicated pregnancy and a healthy baby; however, globally 1,500 women and adolescent girls die every day from problems related to pregnancy and childbirth. Each year, about 10 million women and adolescent girls experience complications during pregnancy, many of which leave them and/or their children with infections and severe disabilities.

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In 2000, the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MOH) and FHI conducted a study to evaluate selected curable STIs among various Egyptian population groups in Greater Cairo. The STI prevalences were found to be high.

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Participants • Physicians, nurses, and laboratory technicians within STI clinics • Physicians and nurses providing STI services to outreached most-at-risk populations (MARPs) at Comprehensive Care Centers • Other staff (orientation sessions) 

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In 2000, the Egyptian Ministry of Health (MOH) and FHI conducted a study to evaluate selected curable STIs among various Egyptian population groups in Greater Cairo. The STI prevalences were found to be high.

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UNFPA, guided by its mandate on Reproductive Health (RH), which covers the reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality, and combating Gender Based Violence, and UNICEF by its mandate covering child survival, development and participation, made a decision to develop a joint and innovative initiative that would put into action the Inter-agency Statement on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation.

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Pursuant to resolution 54/7 of the Commission on the Status of Women, the present report provides information on measures taken by Member States and activities carried out within the United Nations system to address female genital mutilation. The report concludes with recommendations for future action.

 

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Expanding Family Planning Method-Mix to include new contraceptive methods is considered one of the pivotal strategies to confront the challenges to the FP program in Egypt. The new added contraceptive methods: monthly injection, local suppositories and emergency contraceptive could find eligible women who are included as discontinuers, with unmet needs as well as first time users who have specific medical and social circumstances. 

 

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In June 2008, The Egyptian Parliament passed the Child law no. 12 of 1996 amended by law 126 of 2008 that was submitted by the National Council for Childhood. The amendments included an article that criminalizes FGM, and furthermore the Parliament incorporated this article in the criminal code (article 242 bis).

 

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