Research on female circumcision in Somalia.

Newsl Inter Afr Comm Tradit Pract Affect Health Women Child. 1988 Mar;(5):10. Research on female circumcision in Somalia. Ahmed SM. The 1st research on female circumcision and infibulation in Somalia was undertaken by the Women’s Research Unit in the Academy of Sciences and Arts. The project’s aim is to study in depth the magnitude of theContinue reading “Research on female circumcision in Somalia.”

Female circumcision in Somalia: some psychosocial aspects

Genus. 1985 Jan-Jun; 41(1-2):133-47 Female circumcision in Somalia: some psychosocial aspects Gallo PG ABSTRACT This article on female circumcision begins with a brief review of literature, and goes on to discuss the results of an extensive field investigation on female circumcision conducted in Somalia, resulting in an analysis of the psychosocial aspects connected with theContinue reading “Female circumcision in Somalia: some psychosocial aspects”

Female circumcision in Somalia: anthropological traits

Anthropol Anz. 1985 Dec; 43(4):311-26 Female circumcision in Somalia: anthropological traits Grassivaro Gallo P, Abdisamed M. ABSTRACT In 1981, 2497 subjects (comprising women and girls) were interviewed in Somalia, mostly in Mogadish, about female circumcision. In this study there are presented the principle cultural trends which are connected with the custom and which have arisenContinue reading “Female circumcision in Somalia: anthropological traits”

Women’s sexual health and contraceptive needs after a severe obstetric complication (“near-miss”): a cohort study in Burkina Faso

Reproductive Health 2010, 7:22 Women’s sexual health and contraceptive needs after a severe obstetric complication (“near-miss”): a cohort study in Burkina Faso Ganaba R, Marshall T, Sombié I, Baggaley RF, Ouédraogo TW, Filippi V. Corresponding author: Rasmané Ganaba rganaba.muraz@fasonet.bf ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Little is known about the reproductive health of women who survive obstetric complications in poorContinue reading “Women’s sexual health and contraceptive needs after a severe obstetric complication (“near-miss”): a cohort study in Burkina Faso”

Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action.

Reprod Health. 2011 Oct 3;8:26. Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action. Kaplan A, Hechavarría S, Martín M, Bonhoure I. Cátedra de Transferencia del Conocimiento/Parc de Recerca UAB-Santander, Departamento de Antropología Social y Cultural, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. adriana.kaplan@uab.cat ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmfulContinue reading “Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action.”

Female genital mutilation: medico-legal issues

Med Law. 2010 Dec; 29 (4):523-36 Female genital mutilation: medico-legal issues Mswela M ABSTRACT The rising prevalence and severe impact of HIV/AIDS in relation to women still persists in South Africa. Both economically and socially the HIV/AIDS pandemic strikes women the hardest, with disadvantaged black women mainly at risk of higher infection. The theoretical frameworkContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: medico-legal issues”

Attitudes toward female circumcision among Somali immigrants in Oslo: a qualitative study

Int J Womens Health. 2012;4:7-17. Epub 2012 Jan 20. Attitudes toward female circumcision among Somali immigrants in Oslo: a qualitative study Gele AA, Kumar B, Hjelde KH, Sundby J ABSTRACT Due to its negative impact on public health, female circumcision (FC) has gained increased attention from international communities and the Norwegian public in recent decades.Continue reading “Attitudes toward female circumcision among Somali immigrants in Oslo: a qualitative study”

Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women’s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia.

Int J Womens Health. 2012;4:45-54. Epub 2012 Feb 13. Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women´s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia Yirga WS, Kassa NA, Gebremichael MW, Aro AR BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is nontherapeutic surgical modification of the female genitalia. It is an ancient tradition in large parts of Africa, including Ethiopia, especially in theContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women’s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia.”