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Shell-Duncan and Co-authors Publish New Research in Global Public Health

Posted: 3/28/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate Bettina Shell-Duncan, along with co-authors Dennis Matanda, Caroline Kabiru, and Chantalle Okondo recently published a new article, titled “Persistence of female genital mutilation/cutting in two Kenyan communities: What can we learn from change that falls short of abandonment?” The authors find that messaging on health risks of FGM/C and fear of criminal punishment have motivated less severe cutting and medicalisation. Legislation has also driven the practice underground.

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