Factors associated with female genital mutilation in Burkina Faso and its policy implications

@inproceedings{Karmaker2011FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with female genital mutilation in Burkina Faso and its policy implications},
  author={Bue Karmaker and Ngianga-bakwin Kandala and Donna Chung and Aileen Clarke},
  booktitle={International journal for equity in health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Female genital mutilation (FGM) usually undertaken between the ages of 1-9 years and is widely practised in some part of Africa and by migrants from African countries in other parts of the world. Laws prohibit FGM in almost every country. FGM can cause immediate complications (pain, bleeding and infection) and delayed complications (sexual, obstetric, psychological problems). Several factors have been associated with an increased likelihood of FGM. In Burkina Faso, the prevalence of… CONTINUE READING