The effects of genital mutilation on girls in some selected towns of Bebeji Local Government Area, North-western Nigeria
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The research was conducted to investigate the effects of Genital Mutilation on girls and in some selected town of Bebeji L.G.A using girls of Rantan, Cutar Biki, Unguwar Tura of Bebeji Local Government Area, Kano State as case study. The simplex random sampling technique was used to select a simple size of 180 respondents from Rantan, Cutar Biki, and Unguwar Tura community. The descriptive type of research design was used. The instrument was the structured interview schedule simple percentages were used to analyze the data collected. Findings revealed that the practice of female genital mutilation has negative complications on girls. It is recommended that the practice of female genital mutilation should be abolished and law breakers be prosecuted. The so called positive effects of FGM can be achieved through proper nurturing of girls by parents and the society through education counseling, enforcing legislation advocacy and formation of watch dog committees FGM can be abolished.
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