[Study of a custom in Somalia: the circumcision of girls

Med Trop (Mars). 1995;55(3):238-42. [Study of a custom in Somalia: the circumcision of girls].  [Article in French]  Bayoudh F, Barrak S, Ben Fredj N, Allani R, Hamdi M. Service de Pédiatric, l’Hôpital Principal d’Instruction des Armées Tunisiennes, Tunis, Tunisie. Female circumcision and infibulation is a common practice in parts of Africa. The present report describesContinue reading “[Study of a custom in Somalia: the circumcision of girls”

Combating female genital mutilation: an agenda for the next decade.

World Health Stat Q. 1996;49(2):142-7. Combating female genital mutilation: an agenda for the next decade.  Dorkenoo E. Family and Reproductive Health Programme, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland. Female genital mutilation (FGM)-sometimes locally referred to as “female circumcision”-is a deeply rooted traditional practice that adversely affects the  health of girls and women. At present it is estimated thatContinue reading “Combating female genital mutilation: an agenda for the next decade.”

Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action.

Reprod Health. 2011 Oct 3;8:26. Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action. Kaplan A, Hechavarría S, Martín M, Bonhoure I. Cátedra de Transferencia del Conocimiento/Parc de Recerca UAB-Santander, Departamento de Antropología Social y Cultural, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. adriana.kaplan@uab.cat ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmfulContinue reading “Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action.”