Awareness and predictors of female genital mutilation/cutting among young health advocates

Int J Womens Health. 2015 Feb 20;7:259-69. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S78664. eCollection 2015. Awareness and predictors of female genital mutilation/cutting among young health advocates Abolfotouh SM, Ebrahim AZ, Abolfotouh MA ABSTRACT The act of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is considered internationally as a violent act against girls and women and a violation of their human rights. ThisContinue reading “Awareness and predictors of female genital mutilation/cutting among young health advocates”

Female genital mutilation: Consequences for reproductive and sexual health

Sexual and Marital Therapy. 1995, 10(2):189-200. Female genital mutilation: consequences for reproductive and sexual health McCaffrey, M ABSTRACT World-wide, female genital mutilation affects more than 80 million women and it is estimated that at least two million girls are mutilated each year. This paper describes the types of female genital mutilation performed and their effectsContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: Consequences for reproductive and sexual health”

[The voice of women subjected to female genital mutilation in the Region of Murcia (Spain).] [Article in Spanish]

Gac Sanit. 2014 Mar 24. pii: S0213-9111(14)00047-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2014.02.006. [Epub ahead of print] [The voice of women subjected to female genital mutilation in the Region of Murcia (Spain).] [Article in Spanish] Ballesteros Meseguer C, Almansa Martínez P, Pastor Bravo MD, Jiménez Ruiz I. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To explore the perceptions of a group of women whoContinue reading “[The voice of women subjected to female genital mutilation in the Region of Murcia (Spain).] [Article in Spanish]”

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria–issues and challenges.

Afr J Reprod Health. 2007 Apr;11(1):113-24.  Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria–issues and challenges. Okonta PI. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State. Patrickokonta@Yahoo.com ABSTRACT There has been an increasing awareness of the need to pay special focus on the adolescentContinue reading “Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria–issues and challenges.”

Female Genital Cutting Practices in Burkina Faso and Mali and Their Negative Health Outcomes

Stud Fam Plann. Sept 1999 30(3): 219–230 Female Genital Cutting Practices in Burkina Faso and Mali and Their Negative Health Outcomes Jones H, Diop N, Askew I, Kaboré I ABSTRACT Observations of the types of female genital cutting and possible associated gynecological and delivery complications were undertaken in 21 clinics in rural Burkina Faso and inContinue reading “Female Genital Cutting Practices in Burkina Faso and Mali and Their Negative Health Outcomes”

Infertility from female circumcision

Fertil Steril. 2004 81(6): 1692-1694 Infertility from female circumcision Chen G, Dharia SP, Steinkampf MP, Callison S ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To present a case report of a patient with primary infertility from female circumcision, the management of the patient, and a review of the literature. DESIGN:Case report and literature review. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 31-year-old woman referred for a historyContinue reading “Infertility from female circumcision”

The effects of type of female circumcision on infertility and fertility in Sudan

J Biosoc Sci. July 2002 34(03): 363-377 The effects of type of female circumcision on infertility and fertility in Sudan Larsen U ABSTRACT This study explores the association between type of female circumcision and infertility and fertility in Sudan using the 1989–90 Demographic and Health Survey. It is hypothesized that women with either Pharaonic or IntermediateContinue reading “The effects of type of female circumcision on infertility and fertility in Sudan”

Circumvention tourism.

Cornell Law Rev. 2012 Sep;97(6):1309-98. Circumvention tourism. Cohen G. Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. ABSTRACT Under what circumstances should a citizen be able to avoid the penalties set by the citizen’s home country’s criminal law by going abroad to engage in the same activity where it is notContinue reading “Circumvention tourism.”

Health complications of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone.

Int J Womens Health. 2012;4:321-331. Health complications of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone. Bjälkander O, Bangura L, Leigh B, Berggren V, Bergström S, Almroth L. Division of Global Health, Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world, andContinue reading “Health complications of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone.”