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Intergenerational dialogue on gender roles and female genital mutilation in Guinea.

@article{Baumgarten2004IntergenerationalDO,
  title={Intergenerational dialogue on gender roles and female genital mutilation in Guinea.},
  author={Inge Baumgarten and Emanuela Finke and J Manguet and A vonRoenne},
  journal={Sexual health exchange},
  year={2004},
  pages={8}
}
It is estimated that around 130 million women and girls worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) with a further two million girls thought to suffer the same fate every year. FGM is thought to occur mainly in 28 African countries although the practice has also been recognized in some countries in Asia and the Middle East. In Guinea FGM is widely practised with only slight differences in prevalence between different ethnic groups or regions. In 2000 GTZ partner organizations… 

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