Maria Abiola Alege


The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world with its various attendant health hazards has generated and continues to generate a lot of debates and controversies in both social, religious and family circles. Coincidentally, Nigeria is one of the countries where the practice of female genital mutilation or circumcision (FGM/C) still takes place. However, there have been claims of reduction in the rate of FGM/C as a result of campaigns and sensitization programmes on the effects of this harmful practice which incidentally has no scientifically proven medical benefits to the womenfolk or even in the society. In the light of the foregoing, this research work “Measurement and Evaluation of the Impacts of Communication Strategies in Combating the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and its Multiplier Effects on Women in Six chosen Communities of the Three Senatorial Districts of Kwara State, Nigeria” was undertaken to measure and evaluate the impacts of communication strategies in combating the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). It was also used to determine the factors affecting the practice in the chosen three senatorial districts of Kwara State. The study was carried out in six chosen communities of the three senatorial districts of Kwara State. The research was conducted using a population size of two hundred (200) adults and fifty (50) health workers in each of these chosen communities making a total of one thousand five hundred (1,500) respondents. At the end of the research work, the study provided statistics on the impacts of communication strategies in combating the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in chosen communities of three (3) senatorial districts of Kwara State, Nigeria.


Female, Mutilation, Effects, Women, Communication.

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