This is the page for discussing the topic ‘why does FGM occur?‘ in the first chapter, on Demography and Epidemiology, of Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (obtainable from the publishers). The full list of topics considered in the first chapter can be seen here.
Please ensure your contributions concern the specific topic here under discussion. There are many other threads on this website if you want to discuss other aspects of eradicating FGM (the Topics tag cloud in the column to your right will take you to whichever issue/s you are considering).
So, if ‘why does FGM occur?’ is the topic about which you would like to share views or information, just ‘Reply’ in the comments box below…. Thank you!