Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is total or
partial removal of external female genitalia for non-medical rationale. The
practice is mostly common in sub Saharan Africa. An approximated number of
between 100-140 million women have undergone FGM and 3 million girls yearly are
perceived to be at risk globally.
Somalia has the highest global prevalence (98%) of FGM. A number of
studies demonstrate significant association between FGM and various
gynecological and pregnancy complications. The main objective of the study was
to assess FGM practice and its effects on women’s reproductive health. The
study adopted a descriptive crosssectional design to establish the socio
demographic characteristics, knowledge and attitudes of FGM, socio cultural and
religious beliefs and health complications experienced by women who had
undergone FGM. The study was conducted in Warta Nabada District in Banadir
region of Somalia. Sample size of 344 women aged 15 to 49 years was determined
using the Fisher formula and finite correction for proportions. Systematic sampling
was used to select households from which respondents were purposively selected
if one and randomly selected if many to complete questionnaires. Key informants
and focus group discussion participants including professional midwives, head
nurses and traditional birth attendants, women organizations, religious
leaders, local authority of the district and youth organizations were
purposively selected. Validity of research tools was ensured through pretest
and reliability through Cronbach alpha of 0.86. Data was entered, coded and
analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.
Descriptive statistics were used to generate frequencies and proportions. Chi
square test were used to test the association of the variables. The qualitative data was coded and analyzed
using content analysis approach and presented in verbatim. Ethical approval was
sought from University, permission from various authorities and consent from
AfroAsia, R (2021). Female Genital Mutilation Practice And Its Effects On Women’s Reproductive Health In Barwaqo Ward, Warta Nabada District, Mogadishu Somalia. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 21, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/female-genital-mutilation-practice-and-its-effects-on-women-s-reproductive-health-in-barwaqo-ward-warta-nabada-district-mogadishu-somalia
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Research, AfroAsia. "Female Genital Mutilation Practice And Its Effects On Women’s Reproductive Health In Barwaqo Ward, Warta Nabada District, Mogadishu Somalia" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 21, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/female-genital-mutilation-practice-and-its-effects-on-women-s-reproductive-health-in-barwaqo-ward-warta-nabada-district-mogadishu-somalia