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Table 4 Attitude of mothers towards genital mutilation in Hababo Guduru district, west Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence and associated factors of circumcision among daughters of reproductive aged women in the Hababo Guduru District, Western Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Attitude towards FGM Disagree Neutral Agree
Frequency % Frequency % Frequency %
FGM is a harmful traditional practice which should be stopped 421 69 8 1.3 181 29.7
FGM would not prevent daughters from breaking utensils 297 48.7 3 0.5 310 50.8
Uncircumcised daughters are not isolated 357 58.5 14 2.3 239 39.2
FGM is not good for hygiene 525 86.1 2 0.3 83 13.6
Nobody needs to marry uncircumcised women 75 12.3 5 0.8 530 86.9
Being left without circumcision is shame 18 2.9 0 0 592 97.1
Uncircumcised women do not respect other individuals 251 41.2 7 1.1 352 57.7
Circumcision preserves virginity 375 61.5 4 0.6 231 37.9
Over all attitude of respondents towards FGM Positive 323 53
Negative 287 47