Opinion of Women Regarding Prohibition and Criminalization of Female Genital Cutting

Hagar Ahmed, Inas Kassem, Soheir Hassan
2016 Menoufia Nursing Journal  
Female genital mutilation refers to a variety of operation on the private parts of women and young girls that involves partial or total removal of the external genitalia. This practice cause, injury to female genital organs for cultural or non-therapeutic reason (WHO, 2010). The aim of the current study is to identify the opinion of women regarding prohibition and criminalization of female genital cutting (FGC). Design: A descriptive study design was used. The sample a number of 240 women were
more » ... elected from two medical health centers located in Menoufia governorate. Tools of this study included a structured interview questionnaire. The results of the present study revealed that more than two third (66.9 %) of the study sample were against prohibition and criminalization of female circumcision and only 33.1 % agreed that it should be prohibited and criminalized. It was concluded that the majority of the study sample didn't agree with the law that prohibited and criminalized female genital cutting and intended to circumcise their daughters. Recommendation, it is recommended that Outreach program must be designed to reach rural and remote areas residents to correct their concepts about female genital cutting
doi:10.21608/menj.2016.120319 fatcat:iq4z5obld5eqxh4say3u734plu