Female genital mutilation and female genital schistosomiasis-bourouwel, the worm: Traditional belief or medical explanation for a cruel practice?

Midwifery, 2013, 29(8), 73-77 Female genital mutilation and female genital schistosomiasis-bourouwel, the worm: Traditional belief or medical explanation for a cruel practice? Wacker J, Zida A, Sitz C, Schweinfurth D, Briegel J ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM), defined as the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for ritual or religious reasons, isContinue reading “Female genital mutilation and female genital schistosomiasis-bourouwel, the worm: Traditional belief or medical explanation for a cruel practice?”

Maternal infibulation and obstetrical outcome in Djibouti.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Sep 19:1-23. [Epub ahead of print] Maternal infibulation and obstetrical outcome in Djibouti. Minsart AF, N’guyen TS, Hadji RA, Caillet M. ABSTRACT The objective of the present study was to assess the relation between female genital mutilation and obstetric outcome in an East African urban clinic with a standardizedContinue reading “Maternal infibulation and obstetrical outcome in Djibouti.”

Maternal deaths and vulnerable migrants.

Lancet. 2008 Mar 15;371(9616):879-81. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60393-1. Maternal deaths and vulnerable migrants. Bragg R. Reaching Out Project, Medact, London N1 6HT, UK. rosbragg@medact.org EXTRACT Media coverage of the recent UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH) report focused on the risks associated with obesity, but largely ignored the findings about vulnerable migrants. Maternal mortality isContinue reading “Maternal deaths and vulnerable migrants.”

Being different and vulnerable: experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden.

J Transcult Nurs. 2006 Jan;17(1):50-7. Being different and vulnerable: experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden. Berggren V, Bergström S, Edberg AK. Karolinska Institute, Sweden. ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to explore the encounters with the health care system in Sweden of women from Somalia,Continue reading “Being different and vulnerable: experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden.”

[Shortages in the management of genitally mutilated pregnant women in Swedish health care. Time to shift the focus from women’s genitals to their whole being]

Lakartidningen. 2004 Sep 23;101(39):3003-4, 3006. [Shortages in the management of genitally mutilated pregnant women in Swedish health care. Time to shift the focus from women’s genitals to their whole being]. [Article in Swedish] Essén B, Johnsdotter S. Institutionen för obstetrik och gynekologi, Universitetssjukhuset MAS, Malmö. birgitta.essen@obst.mas.lu.se Comment in Lakartidningen. 2004 Oct 7;101(41):3193-4; author reply 3194.Continue reading “[Shortages in the management of genitally mutilated pregnant women in Swedish health care. Time to shift the focus from women’s genitals to their whole being]”