Female genital mutilation: have we made progress?

  title={Female genital mutilation: have we made progress?},
  author={N. Toubia and E. Sharief},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  • N. Toubia, E. Sharief
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Interest curtailing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased in the past 20 years. Although the political and legal environment towards the practice is more hostile, this awareness has yet to translate itself to measurable changes in prevalence. At the local level activities are shifting from a clinical, health risk, model to an understanding of the phenomenon in its social context. Under patriarchal structures of social control of sexuality and fertility, women and girls… CONTINUE READING
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