Socio-cultural dynamics of female genital cutting: research findings, gaps, and directions.

Cult Health Sex. 2005 Sep-Oct;7(5):429-41. Socio-cultural dynamics of female genital cutting: research findings, gaps, and directions. Gruenbaum E. California State University, Fresno, CA, USA. elleng@csufresno.edu ABSTRACT The goal of abolishing female genital cutting (FGC, or also FGM or ‘female circumcision’) requires that the socio-cultural dynamics of the practice be well understood if behavioural change is to be accomplished. ThisContinue reading “Socio-cultural dynamics of female genital cutting: research findings, gaps, and directions.”

Female circumcision in Somalia: some psychosocial aspects

Genus. 1985 Jan-Jun; 41(1-2):133-47 Female circumcision in Somalia: some psychosocial aspects Gallo PG ABSTRACT This article on female circumcision begins with a brief review of literature, and goes on to discuss the results of an extensive field investigation on female circumcision conducted in Somalia, resulting in an analysis of the psychosocial aspects connected with theContinue reading “Female circumcision in Somalia: some psychosocial aspects”

Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women’s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia.

Int J Womens Health. 2012;4:45-54. Epub 2012 Feb 13. Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women´s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia Yirga WS, Kassa NA, Gebremichael MW, Aro AR BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is nontherapeutic surgical modification of the female genitalia. It is an ancient tradition in large parts of Africa, including Ethiopia, especially in theContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women’s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia.”