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Document Type
Working Papers
Publication Topic(s)
Female Genital Cutting
Language
English
Author(s)
P. Stanley Yoder and Shane Khan and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
March 2008
Publication ID
WP39

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Small PDF IconNumbers of women circumcised in Africa: The Production of a Total (PDF, 289K)
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Abstract:

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)