Women's empowerment and the intention to continue the practice of female genital cutting in Egypt.

  title={Women's empowerment and the intention to continue the practice of female genital cutting in Egypt.},
  author={Mustafa M. Afifi},
  journal={Archives of Iranian medicine},
  volume={12 2},
BACKGROUND The study aimed to (dis)prove the association of the level of women's empowerment with their future intention to perpetuate female genital cutting for their daughters. METHODS In a national representative community-based sample of 14,393 currently-married women in Egypt, the level of empowerment, intention to continue the practice, and other socio- demographic variables were collected in the 2000 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey. Secondary in-depth analysis was conducted on data… CONTINUE READING

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