Generation Z Responses to Female Genital Cutting Practices in Lampung Province

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Restina Damayanti
Muhammad Nur Fathoni

Abstract

The practice of female genital cutting (FGC) is still extensively performed in Indonesia, notably in Lampung Province. On the one hand, this behavior is considered a cultural tradition and a component of religious symbols, but it is also regarded as discriminatory and hazardous. The Indonesian government has enacted a regulation barring the medicalization of FGC, yet some religious groups continue to oppose the practice. This study focuses on Generation Z in Lampung's views on FGC and the importance of preventing this practice by conducting surveys and interviews with diverse women aged 18 to 25 in Lampung Province. According to the findings of this study, the majority of them continue to engage in FGC practices. At the same time, a tiny number of people are free of the practice, owing to the realization that the practice is part of a culture with no health benefits. This study presents a new perspective and hopes that the Generation Z group believes that FGC practices have no benefits for women and can even affect reproductive health and that they will not pass this practice on to their children. Questionnaires were used to collect data, then thoroughly examined concerning the research questions. According to the study, FGC is still practiced in Lampung Province for religious and cultural reasons. This study was done to supplement existing research on the causes and consequences of FGC practices and learn about Generation Z's attitudes toward the procedure. This study aims to equip Generation Z with an understanding of FGC and promote the prevention of this practice in the future.

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DamayantiR., & Nur FathoniM. (2024). Generation Z Responses to Female Genital Cutting Practices in Lampung Province. Proceeding of International Conference on Sharia and Law, 2(01), 120-135. Retrieved from https://proceedings.uinsa.ac.id/index.php/ICOSLAW/article/view/1355
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