Female Genital Cutting and HIV Transmission: Is There an Association?

American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. Article first published online: 13 OCT 2012. DOI: 10.1111/aji.12028 Female Genital Cutting and HIV Transmission: Is There an Association? Diouf K, Nour N ABSTRACT Female Genital Cutting (FGC) refers to the practice of surgically removing all or part of the female external genitalia for non-medical purposes. It is a common practice inContinue reading “Female Genital Cutting and HIV Transmission: Is There an Association?”

A case–control study on the association between female genital mutilation and sexually transmitted infections in Sudan

BJOG. 2006 April; 113(4):469-474 A case–control study on the association between female genital mutilation and sexually transmitted infections in Sudan Elmusharaf S, Elkhidir I, Hoffmann S, Almroth L ABSTRACT Objective  To assess whether the extent of female genital mutilation (FGM) influences the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Design  Hospital-based case–control study. Setting  TwoContinue reading “A case–control study on the association between female genital mutilation and sexually transmitted infections in Sudan”

Knowledge and attitudes about reproductive health and HIV/AIDS among family planning clients

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 1996; 2 (3): 459-469. Knowledge and attitudes about reproductive health and HIV/AIDS among family planning clients Megeid AA, El Sheikh S, El Ginedy M, Mohammed M. ABSTRACT The knowledge of and attitudes towards reproductive health, and in particular STDs and AIDS, were assessed in 4000 women attending primary health care/family planningContinue reading “Knowledge and attitudes about reproductive health and HIV/AIDS among family planning clients”

Self-reported and observed female genital cutting in rural Tanzania: associated demographic factors, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Trop Med Int Health. 2005 Jan;10(1):105-15. Self-reported and observed female genital cutting in rural Tanzania: associated demographic factors, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Klouman E, Manongi R, Klepp KI. Department of General Practice and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. elise.klouman@medisin.uio.no OBJECTIVES: To determine (i) the prevalence and type of femaleContinue reading “Self-reported and observed female genital cutting in rural Tanzania: associated demographic factors, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.”

Assessing the burden of sexual and reproductive ill-health: questions regarding the use of disability-adjusted life years

Bull World Health Organ 2000 78(5) Assessing the burden of sexual and reproductive ill-health: questions regarding the use of disability-adjusted life years C. AbouZahrI; J.P. VaughanII IFormerly Technical Officer, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva 
IIProfessor of Epidemiology and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England ABSTRACT TheContinue reading “Assessing the burden of sexual and reproductive ill-health: questions regarding the use of disability-adjusted life years”