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Prevalence and Challenges of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Edo State, Nigeria


Volume 9, Issue 1, September 2014, Pages 70–77

 Prevalence and Challenges of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Edo State, Nigeria

Abimbola Adebimpe ALLEN

Original language: English

Received 2 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper presents the results of study conducted on women in Edo state, Nigeria. It probes into the nature, determinant and prevalence of domestic violence against women in the area of Female Genital Mutilation. Data were collected through in-depth interviews, case studies and survey. A sample size of three hundred and seventy-seven was selected for the survey. The result indicate that although prevalence of FGM is not very high in the state, however the practice is still commonly done and the women are not in position to decide in most cases on whether to have FGM done or not. To contain the prevalence of FGM the use of formal and informal channels of education to re-orientate the populace is strongly suggested. This will help to ensure attitudinal and cultural change towards FGM. In addition, there is need for policies that will genuinely protect women against FGM.

Author Keywords: Women, Daughter, Violence, Health risk and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).


How to Cite this Article


Abimbola Adebimpe ALLEN, “Prevalence and Challenges of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Edo State, Nigeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 70–77, September 2014.