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Reducing Harmful Cultural Practices

Key Element of Youth Reproductive Health Policy

Many cultural norms and practices perpetuate poor reproductive health. Among those practices that are particularly harmful to young people are:

For a more in-depth discussion of this and other key elements, see the fact sheets.


U.S. State Department, FGC individual country reports. Each report includes information on FGC policies.

INTACT Research Network. An international network of FGC researchers.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2007

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