Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting.

Med Educ Online. 2016 Jan;21(1):31023. doi: 10.3402/meo.v21.31023. Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting. Al-Saadi N, Khan H, Auckburally S, Al-Saadi A, Khan T. EXTRACT  Female genital cutting (FGC) is described by the World Health Organization as ‘all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to theContinue reading “Reshaping the global health agenda: female genital cutting.”

The circumcision of women: a strategy for eradication

London, England; Zed Books: 1987. The circumcision of women: a strategy for eradication Koso-Thomas 0 ABSTRACT Female circumcision is a traditional practice in many parts of Africa that has significant medical consequences. The main arguments in its favor, including cleanliness, aesthetics, improved health and social benefits, are refuted in this monograph. This practice was studiedContinue reading “The circumcision of women: a strategy for eradication”

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, cutting, or circumcision.

Obstet Gynecol Int. 2013;2013:240421. doi: 10.1155/2013/240421. Epub 2013 Nov 27. Female genital mutilation, cutting, or circumcision. Sundby J(1), Essén B(2), Johansen RE(3). Author information: (1)Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Norway. (2)Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Uppsala University, Sweden. (3)Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic StressContinue reading “Female genital mutilation, cutting, or circumcision.”

Kallestein: The Cut

Midwifery Today, 2009, issue 90 The Cut Kallestein LM EXTRACT I was just about to witness a young girl have her genitals cut off at the hand of her mother. Intentionally. With a razor blade. The government official, who should have prevented it from happening, smiled his semi-toothless smile at me, from outside the boma (homestead). TheContinue reading “Kallestein: The Cut”

Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues

Midwifery Today, 2006, 80 Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues Skaine R [Review first published in Midwifery Today Issue 80, Winter 2006, © 2006, Midwifery Today, Inc. Review by Cheryl K. Smith.] [2005, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 321 pages, paperback.] Female genital mutilation (FGM), also sometimes known as female circumcision, comprises all procedures involving partial orContinue reading “Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues”

Attitudes towards female genital mutilation: an integrative review.

Int Nurs Rev. 2013 Nov 15. doi: 10.1111/inr.12070. [Epub ahead of print] Attitudes towards female genital mutilation: an integrative review. Reig Alcaraz M, Siles González J, Solano Ruiz C. Department of Nursing, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Immigration and globalization processes have contributed to the international dissemination of practices such as female genitalContinue reading “Attitudes towards female genital mutilation: an integrative review.”

Elongation of labia minora – Zambia webpage. Sunday, December 07, 2008 Elongation of labia minora – Zambia By Manena (author of the blog where this post is hosted) EXTRACT I was browsing the web today and just now found out that elongation of labia minora is classified as Genital Mutilation type IV (where have I been?). So of course after myContinue reading “Elongation of labia minora – Zambia”

ELONGATION: OKUKYALIRA ENSIKO, the Buganda way of enhancing sexual pleasure

Ekimeeza webpage. MAY 21, 2012  ELONGATION: OKUKYALIRA ENSIKO, the Buganda way of enhancing sexual pleasure (No author) EXTRACT Humanity’s pursuit for merit is not restricted to the open. Even in utmost privacy, when the matter at hand is entirely the business of a secretive twosome, mankind has always sought to excel and impress. To many men,Continue reading “ELONGATION: OKUKYALIRA ENSIKO, the Buganda way of enhancing sexual pleasure”

The female circumcision, anthropology and liberalism

Rev. colomb. antropol. vol.46 no.2 Bogotá July/Dec. 2010 The female circumcision, anthropology and liberalism (Article in Spanish) Londoño Sulkin, CD ABSTRACT A new comer to the anthropology of African peoples and to the study of female genital cutting, the author reacts to the speeches and writings of American and Sierra Leonean scholar Fuambai Ahmadu on these matters. Inspired by herContinue reading “The female circumcision, anthropology and liberalism”