Perception and attitude of pregnant women in a rural community north-west Nigeria to female genital mutilation

Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] Perception and attitude of pregnant women in a rural community north-west Nigeria to female genital mutilation. Ashimi AO, Amole TG. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: Nigeria has the highest absolute number of residents who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) and most are carried out during infancy; howeverContinue reading “Perception and attitude of pregnant women in a rural community north-west Nigeria to female genital mutilation”

Female genital mutilation in infants and young girls: report of sixty cases observed at the general hospital of abobo (abidjan, cote d’ivoire, west Africa).

Int J Pediatr. 2014;2014:837471. doi: 10.1155/2014/837471. Epub 2014 Mar 4. Female genital mutilation in infants and young girls: report of sixty cases observed at the general hospital of abobo (abidjan, cote d’ivoire, west Africa). Plo K, Asse K, Seï D, Yenan J. ABSTRACT The practice of female genital mutilations continues to be recurrent in AfricanContinue reading “Female genital mutilation in infants and young girls: report of sixty cases observed at the general hospital of abobo (abidjan, cote d’ivoire, west Africa).”

Female genital mutilation and efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals 3, 4, and 5 in southeast Nigeria.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 May;125(2):125-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.11.008. Epub 2014 Feb 8. Female genital mutilation and efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals 3, 4, and 5 in southeast Nigeria. Lawani LO, Onyebuchi AK, Iyoke CA, Okeke NE. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM), the common forms of FGM, reasons forContinue reading “Female genital mutilation and efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals 3, 4, and 5 in southeast Nigeria.”

Spatial modelling and mapping of female genital mutilation in Kenya.

BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar 25;14(1):276. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-276. Spatial modelling and mapping of female genital mutilation in Kenya. Achia TN. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is still prevalent in several communities in Kenya and other areas in Africa, as well as being practiced by some migrants from African countries living in other parts ofContinue reading “Spatial modelling and mapping of female genital mutilation in Kenya.”

The Association of Female Circumcision with HIV Status and Sexual Behavior in Mali: A Multilevel Analysis.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] The Association of Female Circumcision with HIV Status and Sexual Behavior in Mali: A Multilevel Analysis. Smolak A. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: In the regions of Africa where female circumcision (FC) is practiced it is often regarded as a protective against HIV infection because it isContinue reading “The Association of Female Circumcision with HIV Status and Sexual Behavior in Mali: A Multilevel Analysis.”

Female genital mutilation: a literature review.

Nurs Stand. 2013 Sep 4-10;28(1):41-7. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.09.28.1.41.e7750. Female genital mutilation: a literature review. Terry L, Harris K. Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, UK. terrylm@lsbu.ac.uk ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice involving the removal or alteration of parts of the female genitalia for non-therapeutic reasons. It may beContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: a literature review.”

Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting in 27 African countries and Yemen.

Stud Fam Plann. 2013 Jun;44(2):189-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1728-4465.2013.00352.x. Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting in 27 African countries and Yemen. Yoder PS, Wang S, Johansen E. ICF Macro, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705, USA. Stan.Yoder@icfi.com ABSTRACT The practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been documented in many countries in Africa and in severalContinue reading “Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting in 27 African countries and Yemen.”

Prevalence of and factors affecting female genital mutilation among schoolgirls in Eastern Sudan.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Mar;120(3):288-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.09.018. Epub 2012 Dec 7. Prevalence of and factors affecting female genital mutilation among schoolgirls in Eastern Sudan. Ali AA, Okud A, Mohammed AA, Abdelhadi MA. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Kassala University, Kassala, Sudan. abuzianab73@yahoo.com There is no ABSTRACT available for this article ThisContinue reading “Prevalence of and factors affecting female genital mutilation among schoolgirls in Eastern Sudan.”

Impact of the complete ban on female genital cutting on the attitude of educated women from Upper Egypt toward the practice

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Mar;120(3):275-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.10.010. Epub 2012 Dec 11. Impact of the complete ban on female genital cutting on the attitude of educated women from Upper Egypt toward the practice. Hassanin IM, Shaaban OM. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence ofContinue reading “Impact of the complete ban on female genital cutting on the attitude of educated women from Upper Egypt toward the practice”

Female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone: who are the decision makers?

Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Dec;16(4):119-31. Female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone: who are the decision makers? Bjälkander O, Leigh B, Harman G, Bergström S, Almroth L. Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. owolabi.bjalkander@ki.se ABSTRACT The objectives of this study were to identify decision makers for FGM and determineContinue reading “Female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone: who are the decision makers?”