Female genital mutilation in Nigeria

  title={Female genital mutilation in Nigeria},
  author={Mairo U. Mandara},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  • M. Mandara
  • Published 17 December 2003
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Prevalence of female genital mutilation among female infants in Kano, Northern Nigeria
Campaign against the practice of FGM should be encouraged to eradicate its practice and educational enlightenment is fundamental in changing public opinion as well as in offering reasonable alternative to FGM.
Female Genital Mutilation among Antenatal Attendees at St. Luke’s Hospital Anua, Uyo, Nigeria
FGM/C is still practiced in Nigeria and efforts in campaigns and routine evaluation should not be abated to achieve the year 2030 eradication target.
Perception and attitude of pregnant women in a rural community north-west Nigeria to female genital mutilation
FGM is prevalent in this community with Gishiri cut being the commonest variety and it is often associated with difficult childbirth and many women would subject their daughters to this practice.
Intention toward the continuation of female genital mutilation in Bale Zone, Ethiopia
The study shows that the intention toward the persistence of the practice is high in Bale Zone, and rural residents, those who were not able to read and write, and circumcised respondents were more likely to continue the practice.
Prevalence and predictors of female genital mutilation among infants in a semi urban community in northern Nigeria.
An exploration of attitudes toward female genital cutting in Nigeria
This work uses data from the 1999 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey to consider factors that influence attitudes toward this procedure held by Nigerian women aged 15–49 and finds strong support for considering FGC a social convention.
Sociodemographic factors associated with female genital cutting among women of reproductive age in Nigeria
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  • Medicine
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The findings have programmatic implications for ending the practice of FGC in Nigeria and Elimination efforts should be intensified among women of Yoruba ethnicity.
Prevalence of female genital mutilation and its effect on women’s health in Bale zone, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
Although younger women, those from urban residence and some religions are less likely to have had FGM it is still extremely common in this zone and deep cultural issues and strongly personally held beliefs are likely to be involved in the perpetuation of FGM.
Prevalence of female genital cutting among Egyptian girls.
FGC prevalence among schoolgirls in Egypt is lowering, yet more active education at the grass-roots level is needed to create change.
Prevalence and associated factors of female genital mutilation among Somali refugees in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study
FGM is widely practised among the Somali refugee community in Eastern Ethiopia, and there was a considerable support for the continuation of the practice particularly among women, indicating a reported shift of FGM from its severe form to milder clitoral cutting.


Female circumcision in Nigeria.
In many areas FC seems to be deeply rooted in cultural and religious tradition while in some it is believed to be medically/hygienically/aesthetically beneficial for firmly demarcating the female sex preserving the health of the newborn and reducing vaginal irritation and secretion.
The only means of avoiding complications altogether is abolishing the practice of female circumcision, which is performed in Egypt, Sudan, and among the Urabunna tribes of Australia and in Russia.
Infibulation : female mutilation in islamic Northeastern Africa
Infibulation is the most extreme form of female circumcision. It plays an important role in the Islamic societies of northeastern Africa. Until now, the social significance and function of this
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