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Table 3 Variable related to daughters’ female genital mutilation, Keffa Zone Southwest Ethiopia 2019

From: Female genital mutilation: prevalence, associated factors and health consequences among reproductive age group women in Keffa Zone, Southwest, Ethiopia

Variable Category Frequency Percent
Age less than 15 years daughters circumcised Yes 12 1.6
No 738 98.4
Type of circumcision Flesh removed 10 83.3
Genital nicked 2 16.7
Daughters’ age at circumcision  < 10 years 10 83.3
 ≥ 10 years 2 16.7
Who performed Traditional circumciser 12 100
Why not circumcised Her age is not reached 4 0.6
Has health impact 595 83.6
Not permitted by law 109 15.3
Other¥ 4 0.6
Intention to circumcise in future No 702 98.6
I don't know 10 1.4
Benefit girls get from circumcision Cleanliness 6 0.8
Social acceptance 42 5.6
Better marriage prospect 5 0.7
More sexual pleasure for the man 2 0.3
Religious approval 17 2.3
No benefit 674 89.9
Other** 4 0.5
  1. ¥ My husband refused, my neighbors protect me
  2. **Maintain virginity, Cultural value