Female genital circumcision/mutilation: implications for female urogynaecological health.

Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] Female genital circumcision/mutilation: implications for female urogynaecological health. Teufel K, Dörfler DM. Hospital of St. Poelten, St. Poelten, Austria, katharinateufel@gmx.at. ABSTRACT “Female genital circumcision” or “female genital mutilation”, as it is called more often, is an operation that is primarily carried out in Africa. OwingContinue reading “Female genital circumcision/mutilation: implications for female urogynaecological health.”

Female genital mutilation and infections: a systematic review of the clinical evidence.

Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2013 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] Female genital mutilation and infections: a systematic review of the clinical evidence. Iavazzo C, Sardi TA, Gkegkes ID. Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), 9 Neapoleos Street, Marousi, 151 23, Athens, Greece, christosiavazzo@hotmail.com. AIM: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a common practice especially performed inContinue reading “Female genital mutilation and infections: a systematic review of the clinical evidence.”

Female Genital Cutting and HIV Transmission: Is There an Association?

American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. Article first published online: 13 OCT 2012. DOI: 10.1111/aji.12028 Female Genital Cutting and HIV Transmission: Is There an Association? Diouf K, Nour N ABSTRACT Female Genital Cutting (FGC) refers to the practice of surgically removing all or part of the female external genitalia for non-medical purposes. It is a common practice inContinue reading “Female Genital Cutting and HIV Transmission: Is There an Association?”

Hepatitis C virus infection among paediatric patients attending University of Assiut Hospital, Egypt

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2010 April; 16 (4) Hepatitis C virus infection among paediatric patients attending University of Assiut Hospital, Egypt  Kalil KA, Farghally HS, Hassanein KM, Abd-Elsayed AA, Hassanein FE ABSTRACT Few studies have evaluated the epidemiology and risk factors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in children in Egypt. This study of 465 children attending Assiut University HospitalContinue reading “Hepatitis C virus infection among paediatric patients attending University of Assiut Hospital, Egypt”

Necrotizing fasciitis complicating female genital mutilation: case report

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2010 May: 16 (5) Case report: Necrotizing fasciitis complicating female genital mutilation: case report  Abdalla A. M, Abdelazeim A. M Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Kassala, Kassala, Sudan (Correspondence to: Abdalla A. Mohammed: dohmaa@yahoo.co.uk) INTRODUCTION Necrotizing fasciitis is a deep-seated infection of the subcutaneous tissue that results in the progressiveContinue reading “Necrotizing fasciitis complicating female genital mutilation: case report”

Female genital cutting and HIV/AIDS among Kenyan women.

Stud Fam Plann. 2007 Jun;38(2):73-88. Female genital cutting and HIV/AIDS among Kenyan women. Yount KM, Abraham BK. Department of Sociology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Room 724, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. kyount@sph.emory.edu ABSTRACT Female genital cutting (FGC) and HIV/AIDS are both highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, and researchers haveContinue reading “Female genital cutting and HIV/AIDS among Kenyan women.”

Disentangling the complex association between female genital cutting and HIV among Kenyan women.

J Biosoc Sci. 2009 Nov;41(6):815-30. Epub 2009 Jul 16. Disentangling the complex association between female genital cutting and HIV among Kenyan women. Maslovskaya O, Brown JJ, Padmadas SS. Division of Social Statistics, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. ABSTRACT Female genital cutting (FGC) is a widespread cultural practice in Africa and the Middle East, with a number ofContinue reading “Disentangling the complex association between female genital cutting and HIV among Kenyan women.”

Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania

Ann Epidemiol. 2007 Mar;17(3):217.26. Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania Brewer DD, Potterat JJ, Roberts Jr, Brody S Interdisciplinary Scientific Research, Seattle, WA 98115, USA. Via http://www.interscientific.net/contact.html ABSTRACT PURPOSE: Remarkable proportions of self-reported virgins and adolescents in eastern and southern Africa are infectedContinue reading “Male and female circumcision associated with prevalent HIV infection in virgins and adolescents in Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania”