The Practice of Female Circumcision in the Working Area of Muara Tebo Health Center, Tebo Tengah, Jambi Province in 2011


The practice of female circumcision is still in progress today. The purpose of this study was to know the description of the method of female circumcision and factors related to the behavior of female circumcision in the working area of Muara Tebo Health Center, Tebo Tengah, Jambi Province in 2011. This study used primary data. The type of quantitative research with cross-sectional design and the results were corroborated by qualitative analysis. The population of the study was that all mothers of the girls between 0-6 months of age who reside in the Health Center (Puskesmas) in Muara Tebo. The size of the total sample of respondents was 85. The results showed that 76.5 % of respondents had implemented female genital circumcision on the girl of them and use of midwives only 33.8%. Therefore, the socialization needed new regulations concerning the implementation of circumcision of women as stipulated in Permenkes NO.1636/Menkes/Per/XI/2010 to health workers. Religious leaders/community leaders should give an insight that female circumcision was not harmful both to physical and psychological health in the future.

Keywords: Female circumcision; practice; regulation

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