Epidemiology, Regional Characteristics, Knowledge, and Attitude Toward Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Southern Iran

 Maryam Dehghankhalili, MD,* Soghra Fallahi, MD, Forugh Mahmudi, MD,Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, MD, Mohammad Esmaeil Shahrzad, MD, Mohsen Taghavi, MD, and Marjan Fereydooni Asl, MD *Health Policy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran;...
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we will have meetings with scholars on circumcision of girls

After announcing numerous reports through various associations and publishing materials, finally one of the provincial governors of Hormozgan was well informed: Director General of the Office of Social and Cultural Affairs of Hormozgan Governorate has stated that we...
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Talking to circumcisers in Iran: Kind women, violent tradition

Talking to circumcisers in Iran: Kind women, violent tradition By Rayehe Mozafarian More than 7000 communities across Africa are working to abandon FGM. But there are some other countries in the Middle East and Asia where FGM is also common as a tradition. Despite the...
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WASTED YOUTH; Children’s Rights in Iran

download the complete report here (pdf, word) to find the resources: INTRODUCTION Iran is a young country, with more than 28 million inhabitants under the age of 18 in 2011. However, the vast potential of this young, bright population is largely being squandered as a...
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Sexual Function, Mental Well-being and Quality of Life among Kurdish Circumcised Women in Iran

Farzaneh DANESHKHAH 1, *Hamid ALLAHVERDIPOUR 1, 2, Leila JAHANGIRI 1, Tatiana ANDREEVA 3 of Health Education & Promotion, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran Clinical Psychiatry Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran...
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How a religious ruling seems to have stopped FGM in the 1950s in Ahwaz, Iran

Two new studies shed more light on the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Middle East. For the first time, a study explores whether FGM is practiced in Syria – and comes to the conclusion that no evidence of its existence can be found. Another study...
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Survey: Majority of religious leaders pro FGM in Kermansheh, Iran

A recent survey among Sunni religous scholars in the Iranian province of Kermansheh shows that a majority of them (67%) believe that “female circumcision” is religiously obligatory or at least recommended for girls and women. In this province in the West of Iran,...
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Razor and Tradition, short film about FGM in Iran

Short film of Razor and Tradition was produced by STOP FGM Iran and directed by Rayehe Mozafarian who published the book with the same name and subject. please visit www.stopfgmiran.com in English and...
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Iran: New book about FGM is distributed among health workers

The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) affects Kurdish women and girls in the Iranian province of Kermanshah and continues within a complex web of social, cultural and economic justification. It is medically unnecessary and has adverse physical, sexual and...
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Barbaric ISIS issue sickening fatwa to mutilate genitals of NEWBORN baby girls

THE barbaric Islamic State (ISIS) has issued a fatwa ordering that newborn baby girls horrifically have their genitials mutilated. The terror group ordered that if mothers objected to the female genital mutilation (FGM) for their children they faced being beaten,...
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WASTED YOUTH; Children’s Rights in Iran

download the complete report here (pdf, word) to find the resources: INTRODUCTION Iran is a young country, with more than 28 million inhabitants under the age of 18 in 2011. However, the vast potential of this young, bright population is largely being squandered as a...