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Table 2 Summary of participants’ characteristics according to typology (n = 30)

From: Beyond will: the empowerment conditions needed to abandon female genital mutilation in Conakry (Guinea), a focused ethnography

   Activists Discrete Courageous Strategists Total
n 14 12 2 2 30
Social capitala Yes 14 12 0   26
No 0 0 2 2 (partial)b 4
Cultural capital University – doctorate 1 0 0 0 1
University – master 4 4 0 0 8
University – bachelor 2 3 0 0 5
Current students 4 1 0 0 5
Secondary or professional trainingc 1 2 1 2 6
Primary or no education 2 2 1 0 5
Economic capital High 10 9 1 1 21
Middle 4 3 1 1 9
Low 0 0 0 0 0
Type of social ties Individualistic discourse 13 7 0 0 20
Interdependence discourse 0 0 2 1 3
Missing datad 1 5   1 7
  1. aSocial support for not practicing FGM
  2. bThe “strategists” perceive that some of their entourage do not support the non-practice of FGM
  3. cProfessional training, such as midwifery or technician certifications
  4. dThe narrative did not allow to classify in one or the other