The Effects of Female Genital Mutilation on the Onset of Sexual Activity and Marriage in Guinea

@article{VanRossem2009TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Female Genital Mutilation on the Onset of Sexual Activity and Marriage in Guinea},
  author={Ronan Van Rossem and Anastasia J Gage},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={178-185}
}
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is almost universal in Guinea and practiced by all ethnic and religious groups and social classes, although the prevalence of the various types of FGM varies by socioeconomic group. A common explanation for FGM practices is that they contribute to the social control over female sexuality and enhance the marriageability of women. These claims were tested using the 1999 Guinea Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) (N = 6753). Event history techniques were used to… 
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