Adolescent health in an international context: the challenge of sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa.

Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2009 Dec;20(3):874-86, viii. Adolescent health in an international context: the challenge of sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa. Fatusi A, Blum RW. Department of Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, P.O. Box 1905 OAU Post Office, Ile-Ife 22005, Nigeria. ABSTRACT Adolescent Health in an International Context: The ChallengeContinue reading “Adolescent health in an international context: the challenge of sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Intergenerational attitude changes regarding female genital cutting in Nigeria.

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Nov;20(11):1655-61. Epub 2011 Sep 15. Intergenerational attitude changes regarding female genital cutting in Nigeria. Alo OA, Gbadebo B. Department of Sociology, Adekunle Ajasin University , Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. bumssy2004@yahoo.com ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The practice of female genital cutting (FGC) is widespread in Nigeria and varies from one ethnic group toContinue reading “Intergenerational attitude changes regarding female genital cutting in Nigeria.”

Cultural sensitivity in providing reproductive care to adolescents

Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2004 Oct; (16)5:367-370 Cultural sensitivity in providing reproductive care to adolescents Omar, Hatim; Richard, Jessica ABSTRACT Purpose of review: To provide an exploration of the global attitudes towards reproductive healthcare by adolescent patients, and to review key points in promoting healthy sexual development among adolescents and appropriate guidelines for communicatingContinue reading “Cultural sensitivity in providing reproductive care to adolescents”

[Female genital mutilation–need for answers at the age of adolescence]

Rev Med Suisse. 2008 Jun 11;4(161):1445-6,1448-50. [Female genital mutilation–need for answers at the age of adolescence]. [Article in French] Renteria SC. Département de gynécologie-obstétrique, c/o UMSA, CHUV, Lausanne. Saira-Christine.Renteria@chuv.ch ABSTRACT In Switzerland, the estimated number of survivors after traditional female genital mutilation in the country of origin or girls and adult women at risk isContinue reading “[Female genital mutilation–need for answers at the age of adolescence]”

Physical and psychological sequelae of female genital mutilation: a case report.

Niger J Med. 2004 Jul-Sep;13(3):293-4. Physical and psychological sequelae of female genital mutilation: a case report. Ibekwe PC. Department of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Nigeria. Erratum in Niger J Med. 2005 Oct-Dec;14(4):461. BACKGROUND: One harmful traditional practice that has resisted change in many African countries is female genital mutilation (FGM),Continue reading “Physical and psychological sequelae of female genital mutilation: a case report.”

Female circumcision: a report of four adolescents.

J Adolesc Health. 1995 Aug;17(2):128-32. Female circumcision: a report of four adolescents. Walker LR, Morgan MC. University of California, San Diego 94143, USA. PIP: Although female circumcision is not traditionally performed in the US, health professionals must consider the possibility when seeing a female patient from central Africa that she may have been circumcised. AContinue reading “Female circumcision: a report of four adolescents.”

Predictors of female genital cutting among university students in northern Nigeria.

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 May;32(4):387-92. Predictors of female genital cutting among university students in northern Nigeria. Iliyasu Z, Abubakar IS, Galadanci HS, Haruna F, Aliyu MH. Department of Community Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. ziliyasu@yahoo.com ABSTRACT Female genital cutting (FGC) is a harmful cultural practice that is perpetrated against womenContinue reading “Predictors of female genital cutting among university students in northern Nigeria.”

Decrease in female genital mutilation among Nigerian Ibo girls.

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2001 Dec;75(3):321-322 Decrease in female genital mutilation among Nigerian Ibo girls. Nkwo PO, Onah HE No abstract is available for this article. This article can be purchased in this LINK

Moolaadé (review)

Harvard Human Rights Journal. November 2008;30(4):1058-1060. Moolaadé (review) Ibhawoh B. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Moolaadé (review)”> Project MUSE – Human Rights Quarterly – Moolaadé (review) Browse > Social Sciences > Political Science > Democracy and Human Rights > Human Rights Quarterly > Volume 30, Number 4,Continue reading “Moolaadé (review)”

Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania

Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;17(3):217.26. Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania Brewer DD, Potterat JJ, Roberts Jr, Brody S Interdisciplinary Scientific Research, Seattle, WA 98115, USA. Via http://www.interscientific.net/contact.html ABSTRACT PURPOSE: Remarkable proportions of self-reported virgins and adolescents in eastern and southern Africa are infectedContinue reading “Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania”