Female genital mutilation among Israel's Negev Bedouins has virtually disappeared -- BGU study

Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 08:08 in Psychology & Sociology

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL ? February 20, 2009 ? A follow-up study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva has determined that the once prevalent custom of female genital mutilation (FGM) among Israel's Bedouin population in the Negev has virtually disappeared. The findings were reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine 2009; 6:70-73.

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