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[Pages 201-223]
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Introduction
I.  Female Circumcision: Definitions, Rationales, and Debate
II.  Theoretical Complexities Surrounding Female Circumcision and Western Feminism
    A.  The Public/Private Spheres
    B.  The Role of Equality
III.  Eradicating Female Circumcision by Law: Limitations and Alternatives
    A.  Limits of Law and Criminalization
    B.  General Guidelines for Successful Legal and Non-Legal Initiatives
    C.  Non-Legal Eradication Efforts
        1.  Education
        2.  Socio-economic Development
        3.  Innovative Methods
        4.  A Return to Law
              a.  Criminalization of Female Circumcision in Hospitals and Clinics
              b.  International Human Rights Covenants
Conclusion