Bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to female circumcision

Kidney Int. 2014 Dec;86(6):1274. doi: 10.1038/ki.2014.130. Bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to female circumcision Davenport A ABSTRACT A 45-year-old woman visiting from the Arabian Peninsula was reviewed in the hospital with lower back pain. She was conservatively dressed, overweight, and thought to have mechanical back pain and vitamin D deficiency. This article can be accessed in thisContinue reading “Bilateral hydronephrosis secondary to female circumcision”

Female Circumcision: An Emerging Concern in College Healthcare

Journal of American College Health, 1997, 45(5), 230-232 Female Circumcision: An Emerging Concern in College Healthcare Woolard D & Edwards RM ABSTRACT Female circumcision (clitoridectomy), a traditional practice in some Third World societies, is discussed, and related medical procedures are described. Medical and psychosexual implications for the patient are considered, and college health clinicians areContinue reading “Female Circumcision: An Emerging Concern in College Healthcare”

Medical complications of female genital mutilation

Journal of American College Health. 2001, 49(6):275-280. Medical complications of female genital mutilation Epstein D, Graham P, & Rimsza M ABSTRACT More than 130 million women are subjected to genital mutilation. Despite increasing efforts to reduce the practice, there are many obstacles to eliminating this 2,000-year-old practice, which is based on strong cultural traditions. As college health cliniciansContinue reading “Medical complications of female genital mutilation”

Supporting women after genital mutilation

Nurs Times. 2014 Apr 30-May 6;110(18):12-4. Supporting women after genital mutilation. Byrne A. ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation is a common practice in many cultures, and has a range of complications. Many women in the UK have undergone the procedure and many girls are at risk. This article discusses the types of FGM and its complications,Continue reading “Supporting women after genital mutilation”

School nurses take lead on FGM.

Nurs Stand. 2014 Jul 1;28(43):22-3. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.43.22.s27. School nurses take lead on FGM. Trueland J. ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation is now recognised as an important public health issue in the UK, requiring action from nurses and midwives. School nurses in particular are being enlisted to identify and support girls at risk of FGM, and helpContinue reading “School nurses take lead on FGM.”

‘Gosh’: A cross-cultural encounter with a Somali woman, a male interpreter and a gynecologist on female genital cutting/mutilation.

Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Aug 28. pii: S0738-3991(14)00363-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.08.014. [Epub ahead of print] ‘Gosh’: A cross-cultural encounter with a Somali woman, a male interpreter and a gynecologist on female genital cutting/mutilation. Schuster S. ABSTRACT I saw the woman for the first time on the gynecological emergency at a Swiss University Women’s Hospital. She wasContinue reading “‘Gosh’: A cross-cultural encounter with a Somali woman, a male interpreter and a gynecologist on female genital cutting/mutilation.”

Female genital cutting: A survey among healthcare professionals in Italy.

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Sep 29:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] Female genital cutting: A survey among healthcare professionals in Italy. Surico D, Amadori R, Gastaldo LB, Tinelli R, Surico N. ABSTRACT This study aims to evaluate the knowledge of female genital cutting (FGC) in a tertiary teaching hospital in Italy. A survey questionnaire on FGCContinue reading “Female genital cutting: A survey among healthcare professionals in Italy.”

More nurses are needed to deal with a ‘national scandal’

Nurs Stand. 2014 Jul 9;28(45):32. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.45.32.s42. More nurses are needed to deal with a ‘national scandal’. Amadi O. EXTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a public health issue for nurses working in school, community and general practice settings (Features June 25). The recent select committee report labelling FGM a ‘national scandal’ reinforces Unite’s callContinue reading “More nurses are needed to deal with a ‘national scandal’”

Health care for immigrant women in Italy: are we really ready? A survey on knowledge about female genital mutilation.

Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2014;50(1):49-53.DOI: 10.4415/ANN_14_01_08. Health care for immigrant women in Italy: are we really ready? A survey on knowledge about female genital mutilation. Caroppo E, Almadori A, Giannuzzi V, Brogna P, Diodati A, Bria P. ABSTRACT Background. Because of immigration, female genital mutilation (FGM) is an issue of increasing concern in western countries.Continue reading “Health care for immigrant women in Italy: are we really ready? A survey on knowledge about female genital mutilation.”

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.”