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Susan C. Mapp

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195339710

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.001.0001

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Issues Particularly Affecting the Female Child

Issues Particularly Affecting the Female Child

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(p.153) 8 Issues Particularly Affecting the Female Child
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Global Child Welfare and Well-Being
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Susan C. Mapp

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.003.0008

Many issues disproportionately affect girls. Sex-selective abortion and infanticide have created a gap of 60 million “missing” females. The cultural context of Female Genital Cutting and efforts to eradicate its usage are analyzed. Limits on girls’ education are reviewed from Chapter Seven. The risks created by early marriage including fistulas, as well as limiting educational opportunities and future economic earnings are discussed.

Keywords:   female genital cutting (FGC), fistula, girl child, education, sex-selective abortion, infanticide, early marriage

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