[Some disturbing truths on female sexual mutilation]

Rev Med Suisse. 2007 Nov 14;3(133):2627. [Some disturbing truths on female sexual mutilation]. [Article in French] Nau JY. EXTRACT Au hit-parade des pathologies, elles ne font guère recette. Il est vrai qu’il s’agit de pathologies bien particulières qui, en théorie du moins, pourraient être aisément prévenues. «Dans le monde, 100 à 140 millions de fillesContinue reading “[Some disturbing truths on female sexual mutilation]”

Changing gendered norms about women and girls at the level of household and community: a review of the evidence.

Glob Public Health. 2008;3 Suppl 1:42-57. doi: 10.1080/17441690801892307. Changing gendered norms about women and girls at the level of household and community: a review of the evidence. Keleher H, Franklin L. Department of Health Science, Monash University, Peninsula Campus, Australia. Helen.Keleher@med.monash.edu.au ABSTRACT Gendered norms are embedded in social structures, operating to restrict the rights, opportunities,Continue reading “Changing gendered norms about women and girls at the level of household and community: a review of the evidence.”

The struggle for abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Egypt.

Glob Health Promot. 2009 Mar;16(1):57-60. doi: 10.1177/1757975908100752. The struggle for abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Egypt. Molleman G, Franse L. Centre for Knowledge and Quality Management, Netherlands Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NIGZ), Woerden, The Netherlands. gmolleman@nigz.nl ABSTRACT This commentary describes a visit to the Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting project in Cairo.Continue reading “The struggle for abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Egypt.”

The changing nature of adolescence in the Kssena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana

Stud Fam Plann. June 1999 30(2)95–111, June 1999 The changing nature of adolescence in the Kssena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana Mensch BS, Bagah D, Clark WH, Binka F ABSTRACT This study reports the results of a primarily qualitative investigation of adolescent reproductive behavior in the Kassena-Nankana District, an isolated rural area in northern Ghana, where traditionalContinue reading “The changing nature of adolescence in the Kssena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana”

“A CASE OF CULTURE GONE AWRY”

Masters in Women’s Law Programme, Southern and Eastern Africa Regional Women’s Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe. (2008) “A case of culture gone awry”: An investigation of female initiation ceremonies and Nyau dance vigils on the rights of teenage girls to education and sexual reproductive health amongst migrant communities in Norton, Zimbabwe Thabethe SNContinue reading ““A CASE OF CULTURE GONE AWRY””

Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law

Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 16 (1): 27-31 Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law Hassanin I, Saleh R, Bedaiwy AA, Peterson RS Bedaiwy MA ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC) in Upper Egypt, after 6 years of putting prohibition law into action. A totalContinue reading “Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law”

Behavioural and biological determinants of human sex ratio at birth.

J Biosoc Sci. 2010 Sep;42(5):587-99. doi: 10.1017/S002193201000012X. Epub 2010 Jun 3. Behavioural and biological determinants of human sex ratio at birth. James WH. The Galton Laboratory, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK. ABSTRACT The human sex ratio SR (proportion male) at birth has been reported to vary with many variables. TheContinue reading “Behavioural and biological determinants of human sex ratio at birth.”

Comments on Brewer et al., “Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho, and Tanzania”.

Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Nov;17(11):926-7; author reply 928-9. Epub 2007 Jun 6. Comments on Brewer et al., “Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho, and Tanzania”. Westreich D, Rennie S, Muula A. Comment on Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;17(3):217-26. SEE This article can be purchased in this LINK

Virginity testing: managing sexuality in a maturing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Med Anthropol Q. 2001 Dec;15(4):533-52. Virginity testing: managing sexuality in a maturing HIV/AIDS epidemic. Leclerc-Madlala S. Department of Anthropology, University of Natal. ABSTRACT KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa is currently the site of the world’s fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, where it is estimated that between 30 and 40 percent of the adult population is seropositiveContinue reading “Virginity testing: managing sexuality in a maturing HIV/AIDS epidemic.”