Detroit doctor accused of female genital mutilation procedures
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala (henryford.com) >
By Andrea Noble – The Washington Times – Thursday, April 13, 2017
Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced criminal charges against a Detroit emergency room physician in connection with female genital mutilation procedures carried out on several young girls.
The case is believed to be the first in which prosecutors have charged someone with performing female genital mutilation under a federal statute adopted in 1996 banning the practice in the U.S.
Jumana Nagarwala is accused of performing mutilation procedures this year on at least two young girls in a medical office in Livonia, Michigan. According to court documents, investigators believe she may have been involved in carrying out other procedures as far back as 2005.
Female genital mutilation is a practice most common in parts of Africa that involves the removal of part or all of the female…
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