Adolescent and Parental Reactions to Puberty in Nigeria and Kenya: A Cross-Cultural and Intergenerational Comparison.

J Adolesc Health. 2017 Oct;61(4S):S35-S41. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.03.014. Adolescent and Parental Reactions to Puberty in Nigeria and Kenya: A Cross-Cultural and Intergenerational Comparison. Bello BM, Fatusi AO, Adepoju OE, Maina BW, Kabiru CW, Sommer M, Mmari K. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: This qualitative study assesses the cross-cultural and intergenerational reactions of young adolescents and parents to puberty inContinue reading “Adolescent and Parental Reactions to Puberty in Nigeria and Kenya: A Cross-Cultural and Intergenerational Comparison.”

Clitoral keloids after female genital mutilation/cutting.

Turk J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep;13(3):154-157. doi: 10.4274/tjod.32067. Epub 2016 Sep 15. Clitoral keloids after female genital mutilation/cutting. Birge Ö, Akbaş M, Özbey EG, Adıyeke M. ABSTRACT We aimed to describe the presentation of long-term complications of female genital mutilation/cutting and the surgical management of clitoral keloids secondary to female genital mutilation/cutting. Twenty-seven women whoContinue reading “Clitoral keloids after female genital mutilation/cutting.”

Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?

Dev World Bioeth. 2017;17(2):134–140. Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? Jacobs AJ, Arora KS ABSTRACT Female genital alteration (FGA) is any cutting, removal or destruction of any part of the external female genitalia. Various FGA practices are common throughout the world. While most frequent in AfricaContinue reading “Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?”

Reconciling female genital circumcision with universal human rights

Dev World Bioeth. 2017 Sep 18. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12173. [Epub ahead of print] Reconciling female genital circumcision with universal human rights Gordon JS ABSTRACT One of the most challenging issues in cross-cultural bioethics concerns the long-standing socio-cultural practice of female genital circumcision (FGC), which is prevalent in many African countries and the Middle East as wellContinue reading “Reconciling female genital circumcision with universal human rights”

Sexual counselling for treating or preventing sexual dysfunction in women living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb;136 Suppl 1:38-42. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12049. Sexual counselling for treating or preventing sexual dysfunction in women living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review.  Okomo U, Ogugbue M, Inyang E, Meremikwu MM. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female sexual dysfunction is the persistent or recurring decrease in sexual desire or arousal, the difficulty or inability toContinue reading “Sexual counselling for treating or preventing sexual dysfunction in women living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review.”

Psychological and counselling interventions for female genital mutilation.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Feb;136 Suppl 1:60-64. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12051. Psychological and counselling interventions for female genital mutilation. Smith H, Stein K. ABSTRACT Women and girls living with female genital mutilation (FGM) are more likely to experience psychological problems than women without FGM. As well as psychological support, this population may need additional care when seeking surgical interventionsContinue reading “Psychological and counselling interventions for female genital mutilation.”

Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting.

Med Educ Online. 2016 Jan;21(1):31023. doi: 10.3402/meo.v21.31023. Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting. Al-Saadi N, Khan H, Auckburally S, Al-Saadi A, Khan T. EXTRACT  Female genital cutting (FGC) is described by the World Health Organization as ‘all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to theContinue reading “Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting.”

Management of painful clitoral neuroma after female genital mutilation/cutting. 

Reprod Health. 2017 Feb 8;14(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0288-3. Management of painful clitoral neuroma after female genital mutilation/cutting. Abdulcadir J, Tille JC, Petignat P. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Traumatic neuromas are the result of regenerative disorganized proliferation of the proximal portion of lesioned nerves. They can exist in any anatomical site and are responsible for neuropathic pain. Post-traumatic neuromas of the clitorisContinue reading “Management of painful clitoral neuroma after female genital mutilation/cutting. “

Virility, pleasure and female genital mutilation/cutting. A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of medicalized defibulation among Somali and Sudanese migrants in Norway.

Reprod Health. 2017 Feb 10;14(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0287-4. Virility, pleasure and female genital mutilation/cutting. A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of medicalized defibulation among Somali and Sudanese migrants in Norway.  Johansen RE. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The most pervasive form of female genital mutilation/cutting-infibulation-involves the almost complete closure of the vaginal orifice by cutting and closing the labia to createContinue reading “Virility, pleasure and female genital mutilation/cutting. A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of medicalized defibulation among Somali and Sudanese migrants in Norway.”

Effects of female genital mutilation/cutting on the sexual function of Sudanese women: a cross-sectional study.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul;217(1):62.e1-62.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.02.044. Epub 2017 Mar 3. Effects of female genital mutilation/cutting on the sexual function of Sudanese women: a cross-sectional study. Rouzi AA, Berg RC, Sahly N, Alkafy S, Alzaban F, Abduljabbar H. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a cultural practice that involves several types of removal or other injury toContinue reading “Effects of female genital mutilation/cutting on the sexual function of Sudanese women: a cross-sectional study.”