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Titolo:
Factors associated with the condoning of female genital mutilation among university students
Autore:
Allam, MF; de Irala-Estevez, J; Navajas, RFC; del Castillo, AS; Hoashi, JS; Pankovich, MB; Liceaga, JR;
Indirizzi:
Univ Navarra, Fac Med, Epidemiol & Publ Hlth Unit, Navarra 31008, Spain Univ Navarra Navarra Spain 31008 & Publ Hlth Unit, Navarra 31008, Spain Ain Shams Univ, Community Environm & Occupat Med Dept, Cairo, Egypt Ain Shams Univ Cairo Egypt ty Environm & Occupat Med Dept, Cairo, Egypt Univ Cordoba, Fac Med, Dept Prevent Med, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain Univ Cordoba Cordoba Spain E-14071 t Prevent Med, E-14071 Cordoba, Spain
Titolo Testata:
PUBLIC HEALTH
fascicolo: 5, volume: 115, anno: 2001,
pagine: 350 - 355
SICI:
0033-3506(200109)115:5<350:FAWTCO>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CIRCUMCISION; EGYPT;
Keywords:
female genital mutilation; Egypt; female circumcision; clitoris; infibulation;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: de Irala-Estevez, J Univ Navarra, Fac Med, Epidemiol & Publ Hlth Unit, Irunlarrea 1, Navarra 31008, Spain Univ Navarra Irunlarrea 1 Navarra Spain 31008 , Spain
Citazione:
M.F. Allam et al., "Factors associated with the condoning of female genital mutilation among university students", PUBL HEAL, 115(5), 2001, pp. 350-355

Abstract

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced in Egypt, despite its recent ban, generally in rural and uneducated communities, under unsanitary conditions and by non-medical personnel. Immediate and long-term complications are frequent. The aim of this study was to gain insight into what beliefs or knowledge are conducive to supporting FGM. One thousand and seventy university students in Cairo, Egypt were randomly selected. A 32-item questionnaire was used to interview students regarding their knowledge and attitudes toward FGM. Multivariable analyses were performed to find factors associated with being against the abolishment of FGM. The response rate was 95% (n = 1020). Twenty-eight percent of the studentssupport FGM. The most significant factors associated with the condoning ofFGM were believing FGM has a religious basis (OR = 2.53), disagreeing thatFGM is a custom with no other basis (OR = 2.59), not believing it is harmful (OR = 4.11), and ignoring that it is usually followed by complications (OR = 5.14). Even in an educated population, a considerable amount of ignorance concerning FGM exists. Widespread education about FGM is important to dispel the myths that surround its practice and to bring the practice to an end.

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