Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development (Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive)
Received: 26 December 2018
Accepted: 14 February 2019
First Online: 28 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the study was granted by the Population Council’s Institutional Review Board and the Research Review Board of Ahfad University for Women. Permission to conduct the study was granted by the National Council for Child Welfare in Khartoum and the State Council for Child Welfare in Gedaref.
: All participants provided signed informed consent prior to completing the survey.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.