The Effects of Social Interactions on Female Genital Mutilation : Evidence from Egypt

@inproceedings{Naguib2012TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Social Interactions on Female Genital Mutilation : Evidence from Egypt},
  author={Karim Naguib},
  year={2012}
}
  • Karim Naguib
  • Published 2012
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a traditional procedure of removing the whole or part of the female genitalia for non-medical reasons—typically as a signal of ‘quality’ in the marriage market. It has been found by the World Health Organization to be harmful to the health of women, and is internationally recognized as illegal. This paper attempts to identify the social effects of FGM and its medicalization—the shift from traditional practitioners to professional health providers—on a… CONTINUE READING