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|Title:||Female genital mutilation|
Behavioural & Social Sciences in Health
|Keywords:||Female genital mutilation|
|Abstract:||Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a procedure involving partial or total removal of genitalia for cultural or non-therapeutic purposes. It is practiced for economic, traditional and religious reasons in different countries around the globe. What policies and legislation have been used to prevent the practice and how Australia deals with it is among some of her migrant population is the purpose of this study. The study shows that the practice of FGM in other countries must be viewed with caution, within the context of social, economic and traditional structures of these societies. Faced with the dilemma of one's right against the horm of the tradition, western societies has now embarked on preventative measures through education and changes in behaviour.|
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|Department/Unit/Centre:||Behavioural & Social Sciences in Health|
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|Type of Work:||Thesis|
|Appears in Collections:||Honours and Postgraduate Coursework theses – Health Sciences|
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