Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

The practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been positioned as a gender and global development issue that national and international organizations must address in order for girls and women to thrive in good health and enjoy their fundamental rights. Consequently, many efforts have been made to promote the abandonment of the practice. Despite evidence of a decline in FGM/C, there are significant variations in its prevalence in many sub-Saharan African countries, where the practice persists due to the combined effects of factors among individuals as well as communities. This report presents findings from a study that analyzed existing data using Bayesian hierarchical regression tools to examine variations in FGM/C among girls aged 14 and younger in Nigeria according to individual and community factors.

DOI

10.31899/rh11.1041

Language

English

Project

Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive

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