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Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision, is one of the deeply rooted traditional practices, in which the external female genital organ is either partially or totally removed for non-medical reasons

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This study aimed to model and investigate the potential risk factors of time-to-circumcision of girls in Ethiopia using parametric shared frailty models where regional states of the girls were used as a clustering effect in the models.


In Ethiopia, FGM is widespread across the majority of regions and ethnic groups, having the highest national prevalence that leads them to various complications

Mr. Daniel Biftu Bekalo
Haramaya University

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This page is a summary of: Modeling determinants of time-to-circumcision of girls: a comparison of various parametric shared frailty models, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, June 2019, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10742-019-00199-z.
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