Self-reported and observed female genital cutting in rural Tanzania: associated demographic factors, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

@article{Klouman2005SelfreportedAO,
  title={Self-reported and observed female genital cutting in rural Tanzania: associated demographic factors, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.},
  author={Elise Klouman and Rachel R Manongi and Knut-Inge Klepp},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={105-15}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine (i) the prevalence and type of female genital cutting (FGC) in a rural multi-ethnic village in Tanzania, (ii) its associated demographic factors, (iii) its possible associations with HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and infertility and (iv) to assess the consistency between self-reported and clinically observed FGC. METHOD The study was part of a larger community-based, cross-sectional survey with an eligible female population of 1993. All were human… CONTINUE READING
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