Female genital mutilation: The abuse has to stop

Midwifery, 2014, 30, 277–278. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2014.02.001 Female genital mutilation: The abuse has to stop Bick D ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or injury of the genitalia with no medical indication or resulting health benefit (World Health Organisation, 2008). It is a custom prevalent inContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: The abuse has to stop”

Female genital mutilation: Knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives

Midwifery. 2014 Dec 8. pii: S0266-6138(14)00294-0. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2014.11.012. [Epub ahead of print] Female genital mutilation: Knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives. Cappon S, L’Ecluse C, Clays E, Tency I, Leye E ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: health professionals in Belgium are confronted with female genital mutilation (FGM). To date, no survey to assess knowledge, attitudes and practicesContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: Knowledge, attitude and practices of Flemish midwives”

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.”

Evidence to inform education, training and supportive work environments for midwives involved in the care of women with female genital mutilation: A review of global experience

Midwifery. 2014 Sep 6. pii: S0266-6138(14)00222-8. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2014.08.012. [Epub ahead of print] Evidence to inform education, training and supportive work environments for midwives involved in the care of women with female genital mutilation: A review of global experience. Dawson A, Turkmani S, Fray S, Nanayakkara S, Varol N, Homer C. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: to identify howContinue reading “Evidence to inform education, training and supportive work environments for midwives involved in the care of women with female genital mutilation: A review of global experience”

A multicentre study on knowledge and attitude of nurses in northern Nigeria concerning female genital mutilation

Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2014 Apr;19(2):134-40. doi: 10.3109/13625187.2014.885940. Epub 2014 Mar 6. A multicentre study on knowledge and attitude of nurses in northern Nigeria concerning female genital mutilation. Ashimi A, Aliyu L, Shittu M, Amole T. ABSTRACT Objective To determine the knowledge and attitude of nurses in northern Nigeria concerning female genital mutilationContinue reading “A multicentre study on knowledge and attitude of nurses in northern Nigeria concerning female genital mutilation”

Increasing certified nurse-midwives’ confidence in managing the obstetric care of women with female genital mutilation/cutting.

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2013 Jul;58(4):451-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00262.x. Increasing certified nurse-midwives’ confidence in managing the obstetric care of women with female genital mutilation/cutting. Jacoby SD, Smith A. INTRODUCTION: In response to an increase in the number of women who immigrate to the United States from countries that practice female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C; infibulation), US cliniciansContinue reading “Increasing certified nurse-midwives’ confidence in managing the obstetric care of women with female genital mutilation/cutting.”

The Impact of Female Genital Cutting on First Delivery in Southwest Nigeria

Stud Fam Plann. 2002 June 33(2):173–184 The Impact of Female Genital Cutting on First Delivery in Southwest Nigeria Slanger TE, Snow RC, Okonofua FE ABSTRACT To date, data linking obstetric morbidity to female genital cutting in populations with less severe types of cutting have been limited to case reports and speculation. In this cross-sectional study,Continue reading “The Impact of Female Genital Cutting on First Delivery in Southwest Nigeria”

The encounters that rupture the myth: contradictions in midwives´descriptions and explanations of circumcised women immigrants´sexuality

Health Care Women Int. 2004 25(8): 743-760. 10.1080/07399330490475593 The encounters that rupture the myth: contradictions in midwives´descriptions and explanations of circumcised women immigrants´sexuality Leval A, Widmark C, Tishelman C, Ahlberg BM ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to analyze how Swedish midwives (n = 26) discuss sexuality in circumcised African women patients. In focus groups and interviews, discussions concentrated on careContinue reading “The encounters that rupture the myth: contradictions in midwives´descriptions and explanations of circumcised women immigrants´sexuality”