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Why are current efforts to eliminate female circumcision in Ethiopia misplaced?

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This article discusses female circumcision in Ethiopia and the eradication challenges. It argues that despite an overall decline in the practice nationally, eradication efforts have caused significant quandaries for girls and their families. The most common justification by far for its continuance is that female circumcision confirms a girl’s social place by proving her readiness for marriage and adulthood and thereby ensures her protection against material want. Often intervention has res...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13691058.2012.726743

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Funding agency for:
Boyden, J
Grant:
R8544
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Culture, Health and Sexuality Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
10
Pages:
1111-1123
Publication date:
2012-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5351
ISSN:
1369-1058
Language:
English
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ora:9086
Deposit date:
2014-10-14

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