Tag Archives: Patient Satisfaction

The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.

432 Somali women’s birth experiences in Canada after earlier female genital mutilation

Birth. 2000 Dec;27(4):227-34.
432 Somali women’s birth experiences in Canada after earlier female genital mutilation.
Chalmers B, Hashi KO
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: Women with previous female genital mutilation (sometimes referred to as circumcision) are migrating, with increasing frequency, to countries where this practice is uncommon. Many health care professionals in these countries lack experience in assisting women with female genital mutilation during pregnancy and birth, and they are usually untrained in this aspect of care. Somali women who customarily practice the most extensive form of female mutilation, who were resident in Ontario and had recently given birth to a baby in Canada, were surveyed to explore their perceptions of perinatal care and their earlier genital mutilation experiences.
METHOD: Interviews of 432 Somali women with previous female genital mutilation, who had given birth to a baby in Canada in the past five years, were conducted at their homes by a Somali woman interviewer.
RESULTS: Findings suggested that women’s needs are not always adequately met during their pregnancy and birth care. Women reported unhappiness with both clinical practice and quality of care.
CONCLUSIONS: Changes in clinical obstetric practice are necessary to incorporate women’s perceptions and needs, to use fewer interventions, and to demonstrate greater sensitivity for cross-cultural practices and more respectful treatment than is currently available in the present system of care.

Surgical techniques: defibulation of Type III female genital cutting

J Sex Med. 2007 Nov;4(6):1544-7.

Surgical techniques: defibulation of Type III female genital cutting.

Johnson C, Nour NM.

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, Division General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

There is no abstract available for this article.

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Cosmetic clitoridectomy in a 33-year-old woman

Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):725-30. Epub 2011 Aug 12.

Cosmetic clitoridectomy in a 33-year-old woman.

Veale D, Daniels J.

NIHR Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, 99 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ, UK. David.Veale@kcl.ac.uk

Comment in
Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):735-6.
Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):731-4.

ABSTRACT

The Female Genital Mutilation Act (2003) in England allows for mental health exceptions for cosmetic surgery resulting from perceived abnormality. Similar legislation exists in other countries. There are no reported cases of clitoridectomy for cosmetic reasons or any discussion in the literature of mental health exceptions to the Act. This is a single case report on a 33-year-old married, heterosexual woman who had already had a cosmetic labiaplasty and was seeking a clitoridectomy for aesthetic reasons. At assessment, there were no psychiatric contra-indications or unrealistic expectations and the patient proceeded with a clitoridectomy. At 9 and 22 months follow-up, she was reassessed and was very pleased with the outcome. There were improvements in the satisfaction with her genital appearance, sexual satisfaction, and quality of life related to body image. Assessments for cosmetic clitoridectomy will continue to be rare, but this case may provide some guidance for practitioners who are confronted with such requests for body modification. However there remains only limited understanding of the motivation for such a request.

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Fashions in genital fashion: where is the line for physicians? Commentary on Veale and Daniels (2011).

Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):735-6.

Fashions in genital fashion: where is the line for physicians? Commentary on Veale and Daniels (2011).

Levine SB.

Center for Marital and Sexual Health, 23230 Chagrin Blvd., #350, Beachwood, OH 44122-5402, USA. stephenblevine@sbcglobal.net

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Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Aug;41(4):1057-8.

Comment on
Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):725-30.

No abstract available for this article.

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Assessing how a woman feels about her clitoris: commentary on Veale and Daniels (2011).

Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):731-4.

Assessing how a woman feels about her clitoris: commentary on Veale and Daniels (2011).

Friedman RC.

rcf2@columbia.edu

Comment in
Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Aug;41(4):1057-8.

Comment on
Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Jun;41(3):725-30.

No abstract available for this article.

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