The family forms the basic building block of Muslim society. Despite the many pressures it faces, the family institution remains strong. The future of the extended family, however, is under considerable threat
Female genital mutilation is common among Muslim and non-Muslim women of African origin
Marriage forms the sole basis for sexual relations and parenthood
Islamic law generally discourages the use of contraception, extolling the virtues of large families, but there seems to be a trend toward smaller families
Some social problems such as sexually transmitted infections, cervical cancer, and unwanted pregnancies may be mitigated by developing vehicles to strengthen the traditional Muslim family structure
Things are not like they used to be. There is an increasing trickle of Muslims entering nursing homes, and I’ve actually been thinking of opening a home specifically for Muslims.

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