Maternal education to curb female genital mutilation: evidence from Egypt

Source: Economic Research Forum

Author(s): Mesbah Sharaf and Ahmed Rashad

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Education is widely considered a protective factor against risky health practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM). This column summarises evidence-based research that evaluates the causal impact of maternal education on FGM outcomes in Egypt, which has the world’s highest number of circumcised women.

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