Prevalence, motivations, and adverse effects of vaginal practices in Africa and Asia: findings from a multicountry household survey.

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Jul;20(7):1097-109. Epub 2011 Jun 13. Prevalence, motivations, and adverse effects of vaginal practices in Africa and Asia: findings from a multicountry household survey. Hull T, Hilber AM, Chersich MF, Bagnol B, Prohmmo A, Smit JA, Widyantoro N, Utomo ID, Francois I, Tumwesigye NM, Temmerman M; WHO GSVP Study Group AustralianContinue reading “Prevalence, motivations, and adverse effects of vaginal practices in Africa and Asia: findings from a multicountry household survey.”

A cross cultural study of vaginal practices and sexuality: Implications for sexual health

Soc Sci Med. 2010 Feb;70(3):392-400. Epub 2009 Nov 10. A cross cultural study of vaginal practices and sexuality: Implications for sexual health Martin Hilber A, Hull TH, Preston-Whyte E, Bagnol B, Smit J, Wacharasin C, Widyantoro N; WHO GSVP Study Group Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Burn,Continue reading “A cross cultural study of vaginal practices and sexuality: Implications for sexual health”

The social vagina: labia elongation and social capital among women in Rwanda.

Cult Health Sex. 2010 Oct;12(7):813-26. The social vagina: labia elongation and social capital among women in Rwanda. Larsen J Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK. j.kuehnellarsen@gmail.com ABSTRACT Far from being an individual concern, vaginas are located within complex socio-cultural settings. The acceptability of policies that focus on health-promoting behavioural changeContinue reading “The social vagina: labia elongation and social capital among women in Rwanda.”

Rwandan female genital modification: elongation of the Labia minora and the use of local botanical species.

Cult Health Sex. 2008 Feb;10(2):191-204. Rwandan female genital modification: elongation of the Labia minora and the use of local botanical species. Koster M, Price LL Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands. marian.koster@wur.nl ABSTRACT The elongation of the labia minora is classified as a Type IV female genital mutilation by the World Health Organization. However, the term mutilation carries with itContinue reading “Rwandan female genital modification: elongation of the Labia minora and the use of local botanical species.”

Elongation of labia minora in Uganda: including Baganda men in a risk reduction education programme.

Cult Health Sex. 2011 Jan;13(1):45-57.  Elongation of labia minora in Uganda: including Baganda men in a risk reduction education programme. Martínez Pérez G, Namulondo H Dept. Fisiatry and Nursing, Fac. Health Sciences, Univ. Zaragoza (Spain). gmartinezgabas@gmail.com Okukyalira ensiko or ‘visiting the bush’ is how, in Uganda, the Baganda people name the practice of elongating the labia minora, which young girls start performingContinue reading “Elongation of labia minora in Uganda: including Baganda men in a risk reduction education programme.”