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(searched for: Female Genital Mutilation: Prevalence, Awareness and Attitude among Igbo Women of Child-Bearing Age in Nigeria)
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Nkechi B Obijiofor, Chinedum A Enete, Chibueze E Nnonyelu, Osita S Umeononihu, Ekene A Emeka, Chukwuemeka C Okoro, Josephat C Akabuike, Charlotte B Oguejiofor, George U Eleje
Obstetrics and Gynecology Research, Volume 3, pp 145-160; doi:10.26502/ogr038

Abstract:
Background: To our knowledge, no studies have comprehensively evaluated the awareness, perceptions and attitudes of Igbo women of child-bearing age towards female genital mutilation (FGM) in south-eastern Nigeria. Objective: To determine the prevalence, awareness and attitude towards the practice of FGM among Igbo women of child-bearing age in Nigeria. Methods: The study was a cross-sectional study among Igbo women of child-bearing age. Females from 16 to 45 years were included. Interviewer administered semi-structured pretested validated questionnaires were employed. The results were collected and analyzed with the SPSS version 23. Univariate analysis was performed in order to determine independent risk factors that could possibly affect prevalent rates in the population. The level of significance was set at p
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