Female genital mutilation: origin, beliefs, prevalence and implications for health care workers caring for immigrant women in Australia.

Contemp Nurse. 2007 May-Jun;25(1-2):22-30. Female genital mutilation: origin, beliefs, prevalence and implications for health care workers caring for immigrant women in Australia. Ogunsiji OO, Wilkes L, Jackson D. School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia. ABSTRACT The recent wave of immigrants to Australia includes people from countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) isContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: origin, beliefs, prevalence and implications for health care workers caring for immigrant women in Australia.”

Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention.

Afr J Reprod Health. 2007 Apr;11(1):33-42.  Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention. Monjok E, Essien EJ, Holmes L Jr. Institute of Community Health, University of Houston, Texas Medical center, Houston, TX 77030, USA ABSTRACT Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which involves alteration of the femaleContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention.”

UNICEF Benin FGM/C Country Profile

UNICEF. Benin DHS. 2001. UNICEF: BENIN FGM/C COUNTRY PROFILE NN.AA. EXTRACT … While the prevalence of FGM/C among women aged 15-49 varies significantly according to ethnicity, 17% of the women in Benin have undergone some form of FGM/C. This decreases among women in the younger age groups (29 and under).  FGM/C varies significantly across regional and ethnic lines, averagingContinue reading “UNICEF Benin FGM/C Country Profile”

Have we made progress in Somalia after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in the Hargeisa district.

BMC Res Notes. 2013 Mar 27;6(1):122. [Epub ahead of print] Have we made progress in Somalia after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in the Hargeisa district. Gele AA, Bø BP, Sundby J. BACKGROUND: Female circumcision is a major public health problem that largely contributes to the ill-health of women andContinue reading “Have we made progress in Somalia after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in the Hargeisa district.”

Inconsistent reporting of female genital cutting status in Northern Ghana: Explanatory factors and analytical consequences

Stud Fam Plann. 2003 Sept 34(3): 200-210 Inconsistent reporting of female genital cutting status in Northern Ghana: Explanatory factors and analytical consequences Jackson EF, Akweongo P, Sakeah E, Hodgson A, Asuru R, Phillips JF ABSTRACT Although many cross-sectional social surveys have included questions about female genital cutting status and correlated personal characteristics, no longitudinal studies have been launched that permit investigationContinue reading “Inconsistent reporting of female genital cutting status in Northern Ghana: Explanatory factors and analytical consequences”

Spatial distribution of female genital mutilation in Nigeria.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Nov;81(5):784-92. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0129. Spatial distribution of female genital mutilation in Nigeria. Kandala NB, Nwakeze N, Kandala SN. University of Warwick, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, Coventry, United Kingdom. n-b.kandala@warwick.ac.uk ABSTRACT The harmful effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) on women are recognized worldwide. Although it is practiced by persons ofContinue reading “Spatial distribution of female genital mutilation in Nigeria.”

The issue of reinfibulation.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2010 May;109(2):93-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.01.001. Epub 2010 Feb 6. The issue of reinfibulation. Serour GI. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. giserour1@link.net ABSTRACT Reinfibulation is resuturing after delivery or gynecological procedures of the incised scar tissue resulting from infibulation. DespiteContinue reading “The issue of reinfibulation.”

Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law

Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 16 (1): 27-31 Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law Hassanin I, Saleh R, Bedaiwy AA, Peterson RS Bedaiwy MA ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC) in Upper Egypt, after 6 years of putting prohibition law into action. A totalContinue reading “Prevalence of female genital cutting in Upper Egypt: 6 years after enforcement of prohibition law”

Female genital cutting starts to decline among women in Oromia, Ethiopia.

Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Jun;20(7):867-72. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2010.01.009. Epub 2010 Feb 1. Female genital cutting starts to decline among women in Oromia, Ethiopia. Rahlenbeck S, Mekonnen W, Melkamu Y. Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. rahlenbeck@hotmail.com ABSTRACT The study explored factors influencing attitudes towards the practice of female genitalContinue reading “Female genital cutting starts to decline among women in Oromia, Ethiopia.”