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Female genital mutilation in Egypt

Lancet. 2007 June;369(9576):1858

Female genital mutilation in Egypt

Afifi M

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I would like to add a few comments to the World Report by Wairagala Wakabi (March 31, p 1069).1 Research from Egypt has shown that highly empowered women were eight times less likely to intend female genital mutilation (FGM) for their daughters than those less empowered.2 And although the Naserian Women Group’s experience in income-generating projects is strong evidence of the link between the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1) of poverty reduction and MDG-3 of women’s empowerment, it is not enough…

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