Prevalence and determinants of the practice of genital mutilation of girls in Khartoum, Sudan.

BACKGROUND Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practised in Sudan, despite many decades of attempts to prevent it. AIMS To estimate the prevalence of FGM, identify the types performed in Khartoum and investigate whether FGM is associated with various social factors. METHODS Girls aged 4-9 years (n=255) presenting to a paediatric emergency ward… CONTINUE READING