Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan: Description and Associated Factors

@article{Saleem2013FemaleGM,
  title={Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan: Description and Associated Factors},
  author={Rozhgar Abdulla Saleem and Nasih Othman and Fattah Hama Rahim Fattah and Luma Hazim and Berivan Adnan},
  journal={Women \& Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={53},
  pages={537 - 551}
}
The high prevalence of female genital mutilation has been a concern in Iraqi Kurdistan. This study was undertaken to estimate its prevalence and describe factors associated with its occurrence. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken from March to April 2011 of females aged up to 20 years using interviews and clinical examination. The survey included 1,508 participants with mean age of 13.5 years (SD 5.6). Overall female genital mutilation prevalence was 23%, and the mean age at which it had… Expand
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