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Table 4 Decision makers, circumcisers and sex of circumcisers in 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

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Decision makers
Mother 231 37.3
Father 10 1.6
Both mother and father 356 57.5
Others 21 3.5
Circumcisers
Old age people 42 6.8
Traditional circumciser 474 76.6
TBA 10 1.6
Don’t know 93 15
Sex of circumcisers
Female 523 84.5
Male 24 3.9
Both sex 72 11.6
  1. Others include: a girl herself, grandparents, other relatives and neighbors.