Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-891X

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Emeordi Chidera

Emeordi Chidera
Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria,
Chelmsford Essex

  • Research Article
    What Factors Influence the Persistence of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria ? A Systematic Review
    Author(s): Emeordi ChideraEmeordi Chidera

    Background: Female Genital Mutilation is the excision of any part of the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 200 million girls and women have been mutilated around the world. This practise is strongly tied to different cultural traditions. FGM has called for international recognition due to its violation of human rights. Over the past decades, there have been deliberations by researchers concerning the practice of FGM. Some have tried to understand the perception behind the practise of FGM from a Cultural Relativism aspect while others perceive it from an Ethical Relativism perspective. The Nigeria Demographic Health Survey, estimated that the prevalence rate of FGM was 24.8% in 2013. Despite the interventions in place, there is still a persistence of FGM in Nigeria.Objectives: .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2473-3350.1000256

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