Untersucht: 963 Frauen zwischen 17 und 75 Jahren

Untersuchungszeitraum: Dezember 2016 bis August 2017

Anzahl Prozent
Untersucht Frauen zwischen 17 und 75 Jahren 963
Mit FGM/C 175 18,2 %
Typ I und II 37 21,1 %
Typ III 11 6,3 %
Typ IV 46 26,3 %
Unkenntnis über eigenen Typ 81 46,3 %
Kenntnisse über FGM/C 89,6 %
Keine Kenntnisse über FGM/C 2,3 %
Nationalität Saudi 79,1 %
Religion Islam 100,0 %
Singles 48,1 %
Mit Universitätsstudium 58,6 %

 

Studie Results In a convenience sample of 963 women aged 18 to 75 years, 175 (18.2%) had undergone FGM/C. Compared with women without FGM/C, women with FGM/C were older, married, non-Saudi and had a lower monthly income. Thirty-seven (21.1%) women had had FGM/C with some cutting of body parts (type I or II), 11 (6.3%) with suturing (type III), 46 (26.3%) with no cutting of body parts (type IV) and 81 (46.3%) did not know their type of FGM/C. There was also a significant association between nationality and age at which FGM/C was performed, with Saudi women undergoing the procedure earlier than Egyptian, Somali, Yemeni and Sudanese women.

During the 7 month recruitment period, 1000 women attending the clinics were approached regarding participation in the study, of which 963 (96.3%) consented. As seen in table 1, the women’s average age was 28.9 (range 18 to 75) years, the majority (79.1%) were Saudi, and all were Muslims. Close to half were single (48.1%), 58.6% had some university education or had completed a university degree. Slightly less than half (42.0%) of the women were current students, while about a third (28.5%) were employed, full- or part-time. Close to one in five women (18.2%) self-reported having FGM/C, while 3.3% did not know. Most of the women in this sample had heard of FGM/C (89.6%), but 2.3% were unsure.

Komplette Studie weiterlesen: British Medical Journal