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The Circumcision of Women; A Strategy for Eradication

by Olayinka Koso-Thomas - £17.99  Zed Books (1992)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780862327019 | ISBN 10: 0862327016

Dr Koso-Thomas shows that female circumcision is not confined to the Horn of Africa, or the Muslim areas of the continent. Her study of the practice in Sierra Leone demonstrates its important role in the traditional initiation of females into both womanhood and society in parts of West Africa. She sets out detailed and practical proposals for a 20 year programme to end what she rightly designates as the crippling of women by this operation. Based on her extensive experience as a general practitioner in Sierra Leone, she has provided a clear and down-to-earth model which could be adapted by other countries where female circumcsion is the norm.

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In booklists: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Women in Africa, Sierra Leone,
In categories: Feminism & Women, Health & Wellbeing, Violence & Abuse, World - Africa,

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