Sexuality Education: Egypt’s Missed Opportunity

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Dalia Abd El-Hameed

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After more than three decades of national family planning programs, an almost 30-year-old national AIDS program, and two decades of combating female circumcision, a quick look at Egypt’s latest statistics might give you the impression that all this work is Sisyphean. The population clock has just ticked over to 90 million people earlier this month with increasing outcries over the population growth and rising fertility rates. More than nine of every ten ever-married women ages 15-49 have been circumcised, and 56 percent of girls under age 20 are believed to be circumcised as well….

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