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Female genital cutting in Egypt : drivers and potential responses

(2017) DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE. 27(5). p.708-718
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Female genital cutting (FGC) is a major issue at the interplay of faith and health in development. The practice is in part faith-inspired, and has clear negative health impacts. The prevalence of FGC remains especially high in Egypt. This article reflects on some of the factors that lead to the perpetuation of the practice by analysing data from the 2014 Survey of Young People in Egypt. The focus is on whether religiosity, acceptance of traditional gender roles and discrimination, attitudes towards women's autonomy, and age at marriage affect attitudes towards FGC, controlling for other factors. The results suggest that all these factors do indeed play a role.
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HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS, AFRICA, GHANA, Gender and diversity - Youth, Social sector - Health, Arab States

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Wodon, Quentin, Ali Yedan, and Els Leye. 2017. “Female Genital Cutting in Egypt : Drivers and Potential Responses.” Development in Practice 27 (5): 708–718.
APA
Wodon, Q., Yedan, A., & Leye, E. (2017). Female genital cutting in Egypt : drivers and potential responses. DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE, 27(5), 708–718.
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Wodon Q, Yedan A, Leye E. Female genital cutting in Egypt : drivers and potential responses. DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE. 2017;27(5):708–18.
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Wodon, Quentin, Ali Yedan, and Els Leye. “Female Genital Cutting in Egypt : Drivers and Potential Responses.” DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE 27.5 (2017): 708–718. Print.
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  abstract     = {Female genital cutting (FGC) is a major issue at the interplay of faith and health in development. The practice is in part faith-inspired, and has clear negative health impacts. The prevalence of FGC remains especially high in Egypt. This article reflects on some of the factors that lead to the perpetuation of the practice by analysing data from the 2014 Survey of Young People in Egypt. The focus is on whether religiosity, acceptance of traditional gender roles and discrimination, attitudes towards women's autonomy, and age at marriage affect attitudes towards FGC, controlling for other factors. The results suggest that all these factors do indeed play a role.},
  author       = {Wodon, Quentin and Yedan, Ali and Leye, Els},
  issn         = {0961-4524},
  journal      = {DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE},
  keyword      = {HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS,AFRICA,GHANA,Gender and diversity - Youth,Social sector - Health,Arab States},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {708--718},
  title        = {Female genital cutting in Egypt : drivers and potential responses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2017.1330401},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2017},
}

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