Background: The aim of this study was to determine the role of educational level in the practice of Female Circumcision in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Nigeria ranks third in the global burden of FGM and Southern Nigeria, which Edo State is in, has the highest national prevalence. Infection, bleeding, infertility, and death are some of the complications of FGM. Due to it harmful outcomes, in 1999, Edo State banned FGM and in 2015 the Government of Nigeria enacted a law banning FGM. Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study of 200 male and female respondents, aged 15 years and above. The questionnaire was interviewer – administered, data was analysed using SPSS statistical software and Chi – Square statistical method to measure the significant relations. Results: The current practice of FGM in Oredo LGA was placed at 34% and support for FGM ban was 66.5 %. Only 19% of the male respondents insisted on marrying a circumcised woman, and 26 % of them will not their circumcised daughter. There were statistically significant associations between support for discontinuation of FGM and educational level; male respondents that are willing to circumcise of their daughter and level of education; respondents with at least one daughter that are willing to circumcise their next daughter and level of education and awareness of fight against FGM and educational level respectively.
Conclusion: An effective recipe for FGM eradication must include good proper and education for all; to at least the secondary level.
"The Role of Educational Level in the Practice of Female Circumcision in Oredo LGA of Edo State, Nigeria,"
Health Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.56264/2658-865X.1080
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