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Egyptian women's perspectives on female genital mutilation

Mohamed, Alaa (2016) Egyptian women's perspectives on female genital mutilation. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The present project is an exploratory study about the perspectives and attitudes of Egyptian women towards the act of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). To explore these perspectives, the principle investigator interviewed 12 Egyptian women in Alexandria, Egypt in 2015. Participants’ age ranged between 23 and 74 years. Interviews were translated, transcribed, and the content analyzed using a thematic content analysis. The five identified themes were: the view on FGM in Egypt vs. around the world, the origin of FGM, FGM’s role in religion vs. culture in Egypt, the impact of FGM on a woman’s private life, and FGM’s role in the future of Egyptian women. Data was then analyzed using data emmersion for content related to those themes. The resulting paper identifies reports on findings related to the themes, in effort to present a more holistic idea of the facilitators, barriers, and norms surrounding FGM.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mohamed, Alaaakm52@pitt.eduAKM52
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairTerry, Marthamaterry@pitt.eduMATERRY
Committee MemberSalman,
Committee MemberEl-Hamidi, Fatmafatma@pitt.eduFATMA
Committee MemberRomesberg, Danielromesber@pitt.eduROMESBER
Date: 27 April 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 13 April 2016
Approval Date: 27 April 2016
Submission Date: 24 April 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 50
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: David C. Frederick Honors College
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation; Egypt
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 17:14
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:33


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