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Table 3 The common reasons given by the study subjects for the practice of FGM, Bale zone Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence of female genital mutilation and its effect on women’s health in Bale zone, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Reasons Frequency Percent
To get husband 100 78.7
To get social acceptance 95 74.8
To safeguard virginity 87 68.5
To suppress sexual desire 54 42.5
Religion rite 41 33.3
To comfort for male during sex 14 11
  1. Note: a respondent might give multiple answers for the reason of FGM that is why the sum of the percent exceeded 100.