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Document Type
Qualitative Research Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Gender, Female Genital Cutting
Country(s)
Guinea
Language
English,French
Author(s)
P. Stanley Yoder, Papa Ousmane Camara, Baba Soumaoro
Publication Date
December 1999
Publication ID
QRS2

Abstract:

The study of female genital cutting (FGC) in Guinea was conducted mainly to better understand how to ask and answer questions about types of FGC in a DHS survey. Through interviews with more than 400 women in the four main languages of Guinea, the study found that women described four types of cutting familiar to them. By using these descriptions of cutting as pre-coded answers to a question about type in the 1999 DHS survey in Guinea, DHS obtained rich and detailed data on FGC type in Guinea.