Female genital mutilation in Nigeria

  title={Female genital mutilation in Nigeria},
  author={M. U. Mandara},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics},
  • M. U. Mandara
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Objectives: To determine the prevalence and distribution of female genital mutilation (FGM) procedures in a Nigerian population. Methods: Five hundred consecutive women were evaluated for evidence of FGM. The WHO classification system was utilized. Demographic and sociocultural information was collected. Results: Thirty‐four percent of women were found to have some type of FGM. Type I and Type II procedures were the most common. Fifty‐five percent of women were unaware they had FGM and 62% with… CONTINUE READING
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