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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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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
Research group:
Young Lives
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Queen Elizabeth House,Department of International Development
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Culture, Health and Sexuality Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
10
Pages:
1111-1123
Publication date:
2012
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-5351
ISSN:
1369-1058
URN:
uuid:dc876dbc-d390-4e67-a47a-01805d1aedb2
Local pid:
ora:9086

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