African migrants under the pressure of tradition: Without circumcision no "blessing"
Afrikanische Migrantinnen unter dem Druck der Tradition: Ohne Beschneidung kein „Segen“
The interviewer had the same origin as the target group.
MMA, Medical Tribune 15/2006,
Year of data collection
50 migrants - men and women - from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana interviewed, the age ranged between 20 and 50 years.
Prevalence data on FGM
Both Muslims (59%) and Christians (35%) advocate and practice FGM. Although most respondents knew that FGM is painful, 76% do not want to break it. 75% of African immigrants in Austria are in favor of ritual circumcision, 35% of their daughters are circumcised.
Disaggregated data per country of origin
88% of the interventions took place in Africa.
Medical Tribune 15/2006, http://extranet.medical-tribune.de/volltext/PDF/2006/MT_Oesterreich/15_m...