Determinants of female genital mutilation and its effects on women and girls' reproductive health in Wardidgley district, Mogadishu Somalia
Somalia has the highest global prevalence (98%) of female circumcision (Fe), the proposed study 'will be carried out in Mogadishu capital city; especially it will concentrate on Wardhigley district. The study will investigate the determinants of female genital mutilation and its effects on women and girls' reproductive health in wardhigley district, The study will address the concept of this practice by looking at the different beliefs that support its continuation. The study will focus on the experiences of women, who know more about the practice, by looking at the procedure, consequences involved before and after the mutilation, cultural beliefs, religious views on the practice, and the human rights that were violated by the practice of female genital mutilation. The study will examine the problems which have been experienced in the process of practicing FGM. It also will suggest the possible ways to reduce it. The study will seek various views among the women of reproductive age of Wardhigley district to identify factors that may foster or hinder the effects of FGM in the place. Various methods of data collection will be used. These include primary sources and secondary sources such as published letters, magazines and books. The study will use various techniques of collecting primary data. These include participant observation, questionnaires and interviews. The study will thematic in reportage according to research objectives. Analysis will be done by identifying and categorizing key variables, emerging issues and themes so as to allow the study to draw conclusions.