Annual Meeting of the Armed Forces District of the American College of Obstetrics/Gynecology. New Orleans, LA, USA, 1997/10/14.
This study evaluates the prevalence, complications, and attitudes concerning the practice of female circumcision among the women of Eritrea.
Four hundred thirty-six Eritrean women from rural and urban environments were questioned about their perceptions and beliefs concerning female circumcision.
Eighty-eight percent of those interviewed had undergone some form of female circumcision.
Those who favored the continuation of the practice were more likely to be rural dwellers with little formal education, and they did so primarily out of tradition or cultural conformity.
The direct and indirect consequences of this practice to the health of women and infants are considerable and as complex as the social, religious, and traditional factors that have led to its preservation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Excision, Clitoris, Prévalence, Questionnaire, Impact environnement, Facteur risque, Aspect social, Religion, Complication, Erythrée, Afrique, Homme, Nourrisson, Femelle, Appareil génital femelle, Chirurgie, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Excision, Clitoris, Prevalence, Questionnaire, Environment impact, Risk factor, Social aspect, Religion, Complication, Eritrea, Africa, Human, Infant, Female, Female genital system, Surgery, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0096811
Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 31/05/1999.