This clinic-based study of female genital mutilation (FGM) was designed and carried out by the Egypt Fertility Care Society to gather detailed information on the types of FGM practiced in Egypt. The study involved interviews with clinic clients to elicit information about their experience and attitudes concerning FGM, and gynecological examinations by specially trained OB/GYN physicians. In all, 93% of the women in this study were found to have some type of FGM. The study's findings were incorporated in the final report of the 1995 Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey, with the aim of contributing to the scientific understanding of the practice of female genital mutilation in Egypt.
"Clinic-based investigation of the typology and self-reporting of FGM in Egypt," Asia and Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project Final Report. Cairo: Population Council, 1996.
A Research Agenda to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in a Generation
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