Female Genital Mutilation or FGM is prevalent in Egypt to this day for several reasons. The main motive why this country continues to take part in this abusive practice is because, men are more inclined to marry a woman who has gone through FGM, as well as FGM supporters, claim that it is for religious purposes in the Egyptian community. There have been laws passed by the Egyptian Parlament that prevents FGM which states, “In June of 2008, the Egyptian Parliament agreed to criminalize FGM/C in the Penal Code, establishing a minimum custodial sentence of three months and a maximum of two years, or an alternative minimum penalty of 1,000 Egyptian pounds (LE) and a maximum of 5,000 LE. As of yet, no one has been convicted according to this law” (UNFPA 2018). Although this is a step in the right direction, nobody has been convicted of taking part in FGM procedures, which does not seem to match up with the statistics. In Egypt, “2 percent of Egyptian married women between the ages of 15 and 49 have undergone FGM, and 72 percent of them by doctors” (UNFPA 2018). If so many women have had this procedure done to them, then more people should be convicted of harming these women. FGM is so widespread through parts of Egypt, that it seems many Egyptians have an understanding that FGM is more beneficial than harmful, and that it is acceptable to do it for religious purposes.