A 17 year old has died in an Egyptian hospital, but this is unlikely to half female circumcision. This practice is long ingrained in certain cultures. It is so widespread in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than 200 million girls and women still alive today have been cut in 30 countries.
People who practice female circumcision need to be educated in the risks of carrying out this unnecessary act. I don't care if they claim that it's their tradition or culture or whatever. If it's not safe for someone, then no one should be doing it. As humans we've developed enough to understand how much such acts harms us all.
As much of a tragedy as this is, it sadly won't change anything in Egypt or anywhere else in the Middle East. Their culture (and maybe ours too) simply doesn't value a single human life highly enough to change their traditions and customs. Soon the outrage over this incident will pass and it'll be back to business as usual.
In my opinion, sadly, even the ultimate worst outcome (death) of the brutal mutation known as female circumcision will not halt the practice. Those countries that employ this inhumane tactic have been doing so forever and I do not feel the fact that a teenager suffered to the point of death will do anything to stop them from continuing to do so.