Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research

Reproductive System & Sexual Disorders: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-038X


The Opinion and Role of Men in Female Circumcision in Khartoum State in 2015-2016

Khairy S Ismail, Esra Abdalhey Fadol, Ebtihal Salah Sheikh, Hajer Altayeb Mohammed, Hassan A Elkheir, Kunna A and Umbeli Taha

Background: Study on female genital mutilation (FGM), review and contrasting points of view on the subject of men between supporters and opponents and their role in the spread of this phenomenon or control based on their opinion and also the opinion of religions, especially the Islamic religion, medicine and the law on The benefits and the damage that results from behind this phenomenon and then in the presence of customs and traditions in the regions where they are located.

Objectives: The study was aimed to study the opinion and role of men in female circumcision in Khartoum state (2015-2016).

Methods: In Khartoum state between 2015 and 2016 by descriptive, cross-sectional study, men between 20 to 60 years were enrolled. Men’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors were explored in regards to FGM, as well as their ideas about FGM prevention and abandonment.

Results: The result 150 cases from Khartoum states revealed 89.6% who refused this idea and most important factor to determine the role and opinion is level of education. But still the major role stayed for women specially mothers, and most of them said we had a role against this idea by 65.4% and 67.4% they known the opinion of Islamic religious.

Conclusion: The men had a major role in the female circumcision. The level of education of men was one of the most important indicators.