Research Publication

FGM/C and its links to HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage

FGM/C and its links to HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage

The Population Council leads Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive—a UKAID-funded research programme to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation.

To help fill key knowledge gaps and inform policies and initiatives aimed at ending FGM/C, the programme examined FGM/C and its association with HIV, fistula, and early/child marriage. While these associations are often hypothesized, they have received limited research attention.

To clarify the nature of these three relationships, the programme conducted:

  • Rigorous reviews of existing research literature.
  • Data analysis from recent national surveys in select sub-Saharan African countries.

The findings are documented in a set of six research reports and three evidence briefs. 

FISTULA
Evidence brief:

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HIV
Evidence brief:

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EARLY/CHILD MARRIAGE
Evidence brief:

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