Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law

Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 16 (1): 27-31 Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law Hassanin I, Saleh R, Bedaiwy AA, Peterson RS Bedaiwy MA ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC) in Upper Egypt, after 6 years of putting prohibition law into action. A totalContinue reading “Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law”

Dynamics of change in the practice of female genital cutting in Senegambia: testing predictions of social convention theory.

Soc Sci Med. 2011 Oct;73(8):1275-83. Epub 2011 Aug 26. Dynamics of change in the practice of female genital cutting in Senegambia: testing predictions of social convention theory. Shell-Duncan B, Wander K, Hernlund Y, Moreau A. University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Box 353100, Seattle, WA 98195-3100, United States. bsd@u.washington.edu ABSTRACT Recent reviews of intervention efforts aimed atContinue reading “Dynamics of change in the practice of female genital cutting in Senegambia: testing predictions of social convention theory.”

Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history

Lancet. 2007 Mar;369(9567):1069 – 1070 Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history Wakabi W. Preview During the past 2 years, substantial progress has been made in changing attitudes towards female genital mutilation in countries such as Guinea, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, and Senegal. But the practice remains widespread across Africa. Wairagala Wakabi reports. In Guinea,Continue reading “Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history”

Attitudes toward the discontinuation of female genital cutting among men and women in Guinea

Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2006;92(1):92–96. Attitudes toward the discontinuation of female genital cutting among men and women in Guinea Gage AJ, Van Rossem R Abstract Objective. To investigate socioeconomic correlates of and gender differences in attitudinal support for the discontinuation of FGC in Guinea. Method. Data from structured interviews of men aged 15–59 and women aged 15–49 yearsContinue reading “Attitudes toward the discontinuation of female genital cutting among men and women in Guinea”

Female genital cutting in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: changing attitudes?

Trop Med Int Health. 2002 FEB; 7 (2): 159-165 Female genital cutting in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: changing attitudes? Msuya SE, Mbizvo E, Hussain A, Sundby J, Sam NE, Stray-Pedersen B ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES  To study the prevalence, type, social correlates and attitudes towards female genital cutting (FGC) among urban women in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; and to examine theContinue reading “Female genital cutting in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: changing attitudes?”

Conformity and change: community effects on female genital cutting in Kenya.

J Health Soc Behav. 2005 Jun;46(2):121-40. Conformity and change: community effects on female genital cutting in Kenya. Hayford SR. Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. shayford@pop.upenn.edu ABSTRACT In this article, I analyze women’s decisions to have their daughters circumcised based on data from 7,873 women in Kenya collectedContinue reading “Conformity and change: community effects on female genital cutting in Kenya.”

Female genital mutilation and social change.

Lancet. 2010 Nov 27;376(9755):1800. Female genital mutilation and social change. [No authors listed] Erratum in Lancet. 2011 Jan 15;377(9761):208. Changing social expectations is the key to ending the practice of female genital mutilation or cutting, according to a new report by UNICEF, The dynamics of social change: towards the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting in fiveContinue reading “Female genital mutilation and social change.”

Inter-African Committee proceeding with tactful sensitization in fight against female circumcision.

Action Child. 1987;2(3):1-2. Inter-African Committee proceeding with tactful sensitization in fight against female circumcision. [No authors listed] ABSTRACT PIP: Despite tremendous health risks, female circumcision is a prevalent practice throughout Africa today, affecting 75,000,000 women and children in 26 different African countries. There are three types of female circumcision: infibulation, excision, and circumcision. The firstContinue reading “Inter-African Committee proceeding with tactful sensitization in fight against female circumcision.”