|Type||Journal Article - International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics|
|Title||Factors Determining whether Ethiopian Women Support Continuation of Female Genital Mutilation|
To examine the factors influencing the opinions of women about whether female genital mutilation (FGM) should continue in Ethiopia.
Data from questionnaire surveys of women (n=11375) collected during the Ethiopia Demographic and Health Survey were analyzed. Factors influencing the opinions of women concerning whether FGM should continue as a practice in Ethiopia were examined using multiple logistic regression.
Women who believed that FGM should continue were more likely to be aged 15–24years (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 1.21; 95% confidence interval [CI],1.05–1.41); rural residents (OR, 2.73; CI, 2.38–3.12); Muslim (OR, 1.98; CI,1.80–2.17); married (OR, 1.26; CI, 1.09–1.46); uneducated (OR, 2.85; CI, 2.51–3.23); circumcised (OR, 3.46 CI, 2.94–4.06); and to have had no exposure to mass media (OR,1.57; CI,1.41–1.75).
To change the opinions of women regarding FGM, specific education and prevention programs should be designed to target these demographic groups of women.
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