Factors associated with the support of pricking (female genital cutting type IV) among Somali immigrants – a cross-sectional study in Sweden

Reprod Health. 2017 Aug 8;14(1):92. doi: 10.1186/s12978-017-0351-0. Factors associated with the support of pricking (female genital cutting type IV) among Somali immigrants – a cross-sectional study in Sweden Wahlberg A, Johnsdotter S, Ekholm Selling K, Källestål C, Essén B ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Pricking, classified as female genital cutting (FGC) type IV by the World Health Organization, isContinue reading “Factors associated with the support of pricking (female genital cutting type IV) among Somali immigrants – a cross-sectional study in Sweden”

‘Female genital mutilation’ in Europe: Public discourse versus empirical evidence

International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Available online 2 May 2017. ‘Female genital mutilation’ in Europe: Public discourse versus empirical evidence Johnsdotter S, Mestre i Mestre RM  HIGHLIGHTS • There is a discrepancy between public discourse and empirical evidence regarding ‘female genital mutilation’ in Europe. • Framing FGM as a widespread social problem in Europe creates myths aboutContinue reading “‘Female genital mutilation’ in Europe: Public discourse versus empirical evidence”

Cultural change after migration: Circumcision of girls in Western migrant communities

Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2016;(32):15-25 Cultural change after migration: Circumcision of girls in Western migrant communities Johnsdotter S, Essén B ABSTRACT This paper reviews the current knowledge on cultural change after migration in the practice of female circumcision, also named genital cutting or mutilation. Explorative studies show trends of radical change ofContinue reading “Cultural change after migration: Circumcision of girls in Western migrant communities”

How experiences and attitudes relating to female circumcision vary according to age on arrival in Britain: a study among young Somalis in London

Ethn Health. 2004 9(1): 75-100. DOI:10.1080/1355785042000202763 How experiences and attitudes relating to female circumcision vary according to age on arrival in Britain: a study among young Somalis in London Morison LA, Dirir A, Elmi S, Warsame J, Dirir S ABSTRACT Objective. To examine the association between age on arrival in Britain and experiences and attitudes relatingContinue reading “How experiences and attitudes relating to female circumcision vary according to age on arrival in Britain: a study among young Somalis in London”

Coping and chronic psychosocial consequences of female genital mutilation in the Netherlands.

Ethn Health. 2012 Dec;17(6):677-95. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.771148. Coping and chronic psychosocial consequences of female genital mutilation in the Netherlands. Vloeberghs E, van der Kwaak A, Knipscheer J, van den Muijsenbergh M. Research & Development Department , PHAROS – Knowledge and Advisory Centre on Refugees’ and Migrants’ Health , Utrecht , The Netherlands. Objective. The study presentedContinue reading “Coping and chronic psychosocial consequences of female genital mutilation in the Netherlands.”

Successful Cultural Change: the Example of Female Circumcision among Israeli Bedouins and Israeli Jews from Ethiopia.

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 2012;49(3):178-83. Successful Cultural Change: the Example of Female Circumcision among Israeli Bedouins and Israeli Jews from Ethiopia. Bellmaker RH. Beersheva Mental Health Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel. ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced in many areas of the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Australia.Continue reading “Successful Cultural Change: the Example of Female Circumcision among Israeli Bedouins and Israeli Jews from Ethiopia.”

The cultural context of gender, identity: female genital, excision and infibulation

Health Care for Women International. 2003 24(2) 115-124 The cultural context of gender, identity: female genital, excision and infibulation Bilkis Vissandjée, Mireille Kantiébo, Alissa Levine & Radegonde N’Dejuru ABSTRACT Our goal is to explore the practices of female genital excision and infibulation as they relate to gender identity and the acculturation process in Canada. We examined relevant research onContinue reading “The cultural context of gender, identity: female genital, excision and infibulation”

Female genital mutilation: applications of nursing theory for clinical care

Nurse Pract. 2011 Apr;36(4):45-50. Female genital mutilation: applications of nursing theory for clinical care. Burke E. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a continuing practice among some immigrant groups. As mobility increases among this population, NPs in primary care will continue to see women who have experienced FGM. NPs must gain a better understanding of the practice in orderContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: applications of nursing theory for clinical care”