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

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This paper discusses the eradication challenges of female circumcision in Ethiopia. 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 circumcision confirms a girl's social place by proving her readiness for marriage and adulthood and thereby ensures her protection against material want. Hence, intervention has often result...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/13691058.2012.726743

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Young Lives
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Culture, Health & Sexuality Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
10
Pages:
1111-1123
Publication date:
2012-10-02
Acceptance date:
2012-08-30
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5351
ISSN:
1369-1058
Pubs id:
pubs:640446
URN:
uri:f370c7c0-775e-4626-ad5e-756d24d28a3d
UUID:
f370c7c0-775e-4626-ad5e-756d24d28a3d
Local pid:
pubs:640446

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