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Have we made progress in Somalia after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in the Hargeisa district

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, March 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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Title
Have we made progress in Somalia after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in the Hargeisa district
Published in
BMC Research Notes, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-6-122
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Authors

Abdi A Gele, Bente P Bø, Johanne Sundby

Abstract

Female circumcision is a major public health problem that largely contributes to the ill-health of women and their children globally. Accordingly, the international community is committed to take all possible measures to abolish the practice that is internationally considered to be absolutely intolerable. While the practice is a social tradition shared by people in 28 African countries, there is no country on earth where FC is more prevalent than in Somalia. Yet, since the early 1990s, there is no quantitative study that has investigated whether the perception towards the practice among Somali men and women in Somalia has improved or not. Thus, this cross-sectional quantitative study examines the attitudes toward the practice among people in Hargeisa, Somalia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 84 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 19%
Student > Bachelor 14 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Researcher 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 31%
Social Sciences 14 17%
Psychology 8 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 19 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 February 2016.
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#2,418,184
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#20,169
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