Systematic Review 009

Interventions to Reduce the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in African Countries

February 2013, Systematic Review 009

Rigmor C. Berg and Eva Denison review studies that use randomized control trials and qualitative designs to analyse the effectiveness of interventions to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation.The evidence shows that changes in the law are by themselves not enough. Interventions that were not aligned with community needs, or did not involve religious leaders, suffered low attendance and drop outs.

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