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According to a new book by Professor Aud Talle, most Somalis who live in Norway have changed their attitude towards female circumcision and are now against the practice.

"We found strong opposition to female circumcision in my interviews with Somalis in various places around Norway. This also corresponds well with other studies of Somalis in exile and also with studies from Somalia," states Aud Talle, a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo.

Published in autumn 2010, Talle's book entitled Kulturens makt - kvinnelig omskj?ring som tradisjon og tabu ("The Power of Culture: Female Circumcision as Tradition and Taboo") provides an introduction to the facts, history and extent of female circumcision. The book is based on her research from Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania and from among communities of Somalis in exile in Norway and Great Britain. It also describes the various types of female circumcision that are practiced.

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