Attitude toward female genital mutilation among Somali and Harari people, Eastern Ethiopia.

Int J Womens Health. 2016; 8: 557–569. Attitude toward female genital mutilation among Somali and Harari people, Eastern Ethiopia. Abathun AD, Sundby J, Gele AA ABSTRACT Background: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a worldwide problem, and it is practiced by many communities in Africa and Asia as well as immigrants from those areas. This practiceContinue reading “Attitude toward female genital mutilation among Somali and Harari people, Eastern Ethiopia.”

Guidance. Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women

UK Home Office, Department for Education, and The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP. 2011 Guidance. Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women These updated guidelines support and assist frontline professionals, such as teachers, health professionals, police officers and social workers, in safeguarding children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with FGM. This guidelinesContinue reading “Guidance. Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women”

Genital mutilation of girls

Women’s Health (Lond Engl), 3(4): 475-485 , DOI 10.2217/17455057.3.4.475 Genital mutilation of girls Almroth L, Elmusharaf S ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation is a traditional practice affecting girls when their genitals are cut for social, cultural or other non-medical reasons. It is estimated that 3 million girls undergo the procedure every year, mainly in areas inContinue reading “Genital mutilation of girls”

Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests.

Cuad. med. forense v.16 n.3 Sevilla jul.-sep. 2010    Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests. (Article in Spanish) Gallego MA, López MI ABSTRACT The gradual arrival in Spain of people from sub-Saharan Africa, has highlighted the practice of a series of ancient rituals in girls, harmful to their health, and which are encompassed within the concept ofContinue reading “Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests.”

The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003: an overview for district nurses.

Br J Community Nurs. 2009 Feb;14(2):86-9. The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003: an overview for district nurses. Griffith R, Tengnah C. School of Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK. richard.griffith@swan.ac.uk ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons. An estimated 100 to 140 million girls andContinue reading “The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003: an overview for district nurses.”

“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””

Culture and Cutting

Hastings Center Report. Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012. DOI: 10.1002/hast.86. Nov-Dec 2012 42(6):3 Culture and Cutting Elizabeth Reis ABSTRACT The two provocative essays in this issue of the Hastings Center Report should stimulate debate not only about female genital cutting, fetal dexamethasone, and clitoral reduction surgery, but also about our fierce commitment to particular culturalContinue reading “Culture and Cutting”

News: Spain considers improving law on female circumcision

Lancet. 2001 may;357(9267):1510 News: Spain considers improving law on female circumcision Bosch X Preview A regional court in Spain launched an inquiry on May 2 into six cases of illegal circumcision of immigrant African girls, amid calls for harsher penalties for practitioners of the operation and immigrant parents who force their children to endure theContinue reading “News: Spain considers improving law on female circumcision”

Safeguarding children: a call to action

Lancet. 2009 Jan;373(9660):280 – 281 Safeguarding children: a call to action Aynsley-Green A, Hall D Preview Since Kempe’s description, almost 50 years ago, of the “battered baby”, we have become all too familiar with sexual and emotional abuse of children, neglect, fabricated illness, bullying, and exposure to domestic violence. In many countries the catalogue ofContinue reading “Safeguarding children: a call to action”

Female genital cutting (mutilation/circumcision): ethical and legal dimensions

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2002 Dec; 79(3):281-287 Female genital cutting (mutilation/circumcision): ethical and legal dimensions Cook RJ, Dickens BM, Fathalla MF Abstract  The practice better described as female genital cutting (FGC) is of long standing in some communities, and has spread to non-traditional countries by immigration. It is of varying degrees of invasiveness, often including clitoridectomy, but all raiseContinue reading “Female genital cutting (mutilation/circumcision): ethical and legal dimensions”