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Cutting through complexity: An intersectional analysis of female genital cutting in Indonesia

Title
Cutting through complexity: An intersectional analysis of female genital cutting in Indonesia
Authors
JayaVimala Asty F.T.KimYangheeKangMinah
Ewha Authors
강민아
SCOPUS Author ID
강민아scopusscopus
Issue Date
2024
Journal Title
Women's Studies International Forum
ISSN
0277-5395JCR Link
Citation
Women's Studies International Forum vol. 104
Keywords
Female genital cuttingIndonesiaMedicalizationUrbanization
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Female genital cutting (FGC) in Indonesia is still prevalent, and it is increasingly prevalent in urban than in rural areas. This study analyzed the prevalence of FGC in Indonesia and the urbanization and medicalization of FGC practices. Specifically, it addresses the critical questions of how urbanization affects the prevalence of FGC, why the medicalization of FGC became prevalent in urban areas, and how it proceeded with the commercialized form of FGC. This study reviews the existing literature and analyses secondary data from government survey reports and policy documents to answer these questions. The results indicate that the high prevalence of FGC in Indonesia is caused by the complexity of the ambiguity of the government's stance and policy towards FGC and the influence of the actors involved in FGC practices, such as the government, religious organizations, and medical professionals. Hence, legal measures and comprehensive and culturally sensitive strategies are needed to abandon FGC practices in Indonesia. © 2024 Elsevier Ltd
DOI
10.1016/j.wsif.2024.102906
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