Female “circumcision”: African women confront American medicine.

J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Aug;12(8):491-9. Female “circumcision”: African women confront American medicine. Horowitz CR, Jackson JC. Department of Health Policy, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA. The practice of female “circumcision,” or traditional female genital surgery, is simultaneously complex and controversial. Although some consider it a human rights infringement, others viewContinue reading “Female “circumcision”: African women confront American medicine.”

Female genital mutilation: cultural awareness and clinical considerations

J Midwifery Womens Health. 2007 Mar-Apr;52(2):158-63. Female genital mutilation: cultural awareness and clinical considerations. Braddy CM, Files JA. Division of Community Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA. ABSTRACT Clinicians in the United States are increasingly encountering girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation. To foster a more trusting relationship with such patients, healthContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: cultural awareness and clinical considerations”