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Two men facing the UK's first prosecution over female genital mutilation have denied any wrongdoing.

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, is accused of carrying out the procedure on a woman in November 2012 after she gave birth.

Dr Dharmasena, 32, from the Whittington Hospital in north London and the second man, who can not be named, denied committing an offence under the Female Genital Mutilation Act.


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