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Document Type
Working Papers
Publication Topic(s)
Female Genital Cutting
P. Stanley Yoder and Shane Khan and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
March 2008
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Small PDF IconNumbers of women circumcised in Africa: The Production of a Total (PDF, 289K)
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This report was written in response to a request from the World Health Organziation's Division of Family & Community Health, Department of Reproductive Health & Research, Gender, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health & Adolescence team (FCH/RHR/GRR) to produce an estimate of the number of women in Africa who have been circumcised, or have undergone female genital cutting (FGC)