Egypt takes decisive stance against female genital mutilation

Lancet. 1998 jan;351(9096):120 Egypt takes decisive stance against female genital mutilation Chelala C Preview The upholding of a ban on female genital mutilation by Egypt’s highest court on Dec 28 is one of the most important steps against this practice taken so far in that country. The ruling by the supreme administrative court comes afterContinue reading “Egypt takes decisive stance against female genital mutilation”

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”

Female genital mutilation in developed countries

Lancet. 2001 oct;358(9288):1177 – 1179 Female genital mutilation in developed countries Bosch X Preview In 1998, WHO estimated that almost 137 million women of all ages had undergone female genital mutilation (also termed female circumcision). Every year a further 2 million girls are thought to be at risk. Although the problem exists primarily in 28Continue reading “Female genital mutilation in developed countries”

Correspondence: Female genital mutilation: why are we so radical?

Lancet. 2002 Feb;359:529-530 Correspondence: Female genital mutilation: why are we so radical? Valderrama J Preview The medicalisation of female genital mutilation should not be officially incorporated into any organisation’s policy, but provision of medical supplies for surgical procedures may save lives and suffering. Nathan Ford (Oct 6, p 1179)1 reports on female genital mutilation in Somalia. TheContinue reading “Correspondence: Female genital mutilation: why are we so radical?”

Dutch government cracks down on female circumcision

Lancet. 2004 May;363(9420):1531 Dutch government cracks down on female circumcision van Kolfschooten F Preview The Netherlands is taking measures to crack down on female genital mutilation (FGM) because of the practice’s severe physical and psychological effects. Last week, the Dutch cabinet set up a committee to develop a control system for the prevention and detectionContinue reading “Dutch government cracks down on female circumcision”

Comment: Reaching the tipping point against female genital mutilation

Lancet. 2005 July;366(9483):347 – 349 Comment: Reaching the tipping point against female genital mutilation Shaaban L, Harbison S Preview Female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting, is a deeply rooted cultural practice in more than 28 African countries, parts of the middle east, and pockets of Asia. Annually, an estimated 2 million girlsContinue reading “Comment: Reaching the tipping point against female genital mutilation”

Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history

Lancet. 2007 Mar;369(9567):1069 – 1070 Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history Wakabi W. Preview During the past 2 years, substantial progress has been made in changing attitudes towards female genital mutilation in countries such as Guinea, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, and Senegal. But the practice remains widespread across Africa. Wairagala Wakabi reports. In Guinea,Continue reading “Africa battles to make female genital mutilation history”

Female genital mutilation: have we made progress?

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2003 Sept;82(3):251-261 Female genital mutilation: have we made progress? Toubia NF, Sharief EH RAINBO (Research, Action and Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women), London, UK ABSTRACT Interest curtailing the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased in the past 20 years. Although the political and legal environmentContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: have we made progress?”

Strengthening the emergency healthcare system for mothers and children in The Gambia.

Reprod Health. 2010 Aug 18;7:21. Strengthening the emergency healthcare system for mothers and children in The Gambia. Cole-Ceesay R, Cherian M, Sonko A, Shivute N, Cham M, Davis M, Fatty F, Wieteska S, Baro M, Watson D, Phillips B, Macdonald R, Hayden B, Southall D. Head Office, Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International (MCAI), Conway Chambers,Continue reading “Strengthening the emergency healthcare system for mothers and children in The Gambia.”

Effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting

Oslo: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC). Report from NOKC nr 25 – 2009. 2009 Effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting Denison E, Berg RC, Lewin S, Fretheim A Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA.Continue reading “Effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting”