Women charged after allegedly asking doctor to perform FGM

WA Police say the doctor refused to carry out female circumcision on the baby girl

Two women in WA face charges of planning to commit female genital mutilation on a baby after a doctor allegedly refused to carry out the procedure. 

The women, aged 23 and 50, allegedly approached a doctor in January to conduct a female circumcision on the two-week-old infant as part of their cultural beliefs.

WA Police say the doctor refused to perform the procedure and the women were investigated by child-abuse squad detectives.

They have each been charged with conspiracy to commit an