Female genital mutilation: the road to success in Egypt.

  title={Female genital mutilation: the road to success in Egypt.},
  author={Akhtar Hussein},
  journal={Planned parenthood challenges},
An aggressive national educational campaign has been influential in reducing the incidence of female genital mutilation in Egypt. The Cairo Family Planning Association (CFPA), with long experience in addressing taboo social issues, has been in the forefront of this movement. In 1979, the CFPA commissioned a survey that revealed a female circumcision rate of at least 80% of rural and urban Egyptian women. Survey findings were discussed at a seminar entitled Bodily Mutilation of Young Females… CONTINUE READING