Sexual Function, Mental Well-being and Quality of Life among Kurdish Circumcised Women in Iran.

Iran J Public Health. 2017 Sep;46(9):1265-1274. Sexual Function, Mental Well-being and Quality of Life among Kurdish Circumcised Women in Iran. Daneshkhah F, Allahverdipour H, Jahangiri L, Andreeva T ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation is an intentional inhumane procedure that threatens girls and women’s health. It is especially widespread in developing countries due to cultural, traditionalContinue reading “Sexual Function, Mental Well-being and Quality of Life among Kurdish Circumcised Women in Iran.”

Female genital mutilation: implications for clinical practice

Br J Nurs. 2017 Oct 12;26(18):S22-S27. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.18.S22. Female genital mutilation: implications for clinical practice von Rège I, Campion D ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an established cultural practice in over 30 countries. It has no health benefits, carries a high risk of physical and psychological harm, and is illegal in many countries includingContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: implications for clinical practice”

Management of health outcomes of female genital mutilation: Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb;136 Suppl 1:1-2. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12041. Management of health outcomes of female genital mutilation: Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. Sunday-Adeoye I, Serour G. EXTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice without any known benefit. The true burden of FGM is dfficult to determine owing to the lack of reliableContinue reading “Management of health outcomes of female genital mutilation: Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses.”

Health information interventions for female genital mutilation.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb;136 Suppl 1:79-82. doi:10.1002/ijgo.12052. Health information interventions for female genital mutilation. Smith H, Stein K. ABSTRACT Providing information and education to women and girls living with female genital mutilation (FGM) could be an important influence on their healthcare-seeking behavior. Healthcare providers also need adequate knowledge and skills to provide goodContinue reading “Health information interventions for female genital mutilation.”

Deinfibulation for treating urologic complications of type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb;136 Suppl 1:30-33. doi:10.1002/ijgo.12045. Deinfibulation for treating urologic complications of type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review. Effa E, Ojo O, Ihesie A, Meremikwu MM. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Women and girls who have undergone type III female genital mutilation (FGM) may suffer urologic complications such as recurrent urinary tract infections,Continue reading “Deinfibulation for treating urologic complications of type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review.”

Deinfibulation for preventing or treating complications in women living with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb;136 Suppl 1:13-20. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12056. Deinfibulation for preventing or treating complications in women living with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Okusanya BO, Oduwole O, Nwachuku N, Meremikwu MM. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Deinfibulation is a surgical procedure carried out to re-open the vaginal introitus of women livingContinue reading “Deinfibulation for preventing or treating complications in women living with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.”

Acquired Clitoromegaly: A Gynaecological Problem or an Obstetric Complication?

J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Dec;10(12):QD10-QD11. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/23212.9072. Epub 2016 Dec 1. Acquired Clitoromegaly: A Gynaecological Problem or an Obstetric Complication? Gupta M, Saini V, Poddar A, Kumari S, Maitra A. ABSTRACT Acquired non-hormonal clitoromegaly is a rare condition and is due to benign or malignant tumours and sometimes idiopathic. Few cases of clitoral abscessesContinue reading “Acquired Clitoromegaly: A Gynaecological Problem or an Obstetric Complication?”

Labial fusion: A rare cause of urinary retention in reproductive age woman and review of literature.

Turk J Urol. 2017 Mar;43(1):98-101. doi: 10.5152/tud.2017.58897. Epub 2017 Mar 1. Labial fusion: A rare cause of urinary retention in reproductive age woman and review of literature. Erdoğdu E, Demirel C, Tahaoğlu AE, Özdemir A. ABSTRACT Labial fusion usually affects prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women, it may  rarely occurs in reproductive years in the absenceContinue reading “Labial fusion: A rare cause of urinary retention in reproductive age woman and review of literature.”

The odd couple: using biomedical and intersectional approaches to address health inequities.

Glob Health Action. 2017 Jan – Dec;10(sup2):1326686. doi:10.1080/16549716.2017.1326686. The odd couple: using biomedical and intersectional approaches to address health inequities. Hankivsky O, Doyal L, Einstein G, Kelly U, Shim J, Weber L, Repta R. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Better understanding and addressing health inequities is a growing global priority. OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we contribute to theContinue reading “The odd couple: using biomedical and intersectional approaches to address health inequities.”

Powerlessness, Normalization, and Resistance: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of Women’s Narratives On Obstetric Fistula in Eastern Sudan.

Qual Health Res. 2017 Oct;27(12):1828-1841. doi: 10.1177/1049732317720423. Epub 2017 Aug 2. Powerlessness, Normalization, and Resistance: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of Women’s Narratives On Obstetric Fistula in Eastern Sudan. Hamed S, Ahlberg BM, Trenholm J. ABSTRACT Eastern Sudan has high prevalence of female circumcision and child marriage constituting a risk for developing obstetric fistula. Few studiesContinue reading “Powerlessness, Normalization, and Resistance: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of Women’s Narratives On Obstetric Fistula in Eastern Sudan.”