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Khady Diouf, Nawal Nour
Source         : American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
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This report reviews the evidence and identify unanswered questions and research gaps regarding a potential association between FGC and HIV transmission.
Year   : 2013
 
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Abdi A Gele, Bente P Bø and Johanne Sundby
Source         : BioMed Central
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This cross-sectional study reports on attitudes toward FGM/C in Hargeisa, Somalia in 2011. The study is drawn from structured questionnaires covering areas including knowledge of health effects, circumcision status among female respondents - including prevalence and type; and support for the practice, including intentions about whether respondents would circumcise their own daughters
Year   : 2013
 
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A Yasin, Berivan, Namir G Al-Tawil, Nazar P Shabila and Tariq S Al-Hadithi
Source         : BMC Public Health
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Iraqi Kurdistan region is one of the areas where female genital mutilation is reportedly widely practiced but inadequately studied. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of female genital mutilation among Muslim Kurdish women in Erbil city, the patterns and types of female genital mutilation, the factors associated with this practice and women’s knowledge and attitudes towards this practice.
Year   : 2013
 
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Adriana Kaplan, Mary Forbes, Isabelle Bonhoure, Mireia Utzet, Miguel Martín, Malick Manneh, Haruna Ceesay
Source         : International Journal of Women's Health
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The study seeks to identify the types of FGM/C and their associated health consequences for both mothers and infants. It is based on direct clinical observation, as well as questionnaire data and
Year   : 2013
 
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R. Elise B. Johansen, Nafissatou J. Diop, Glenn Laverack, and Els Leye
Source         : Obstetrics and Gynecology International
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This paper is intended to contribute to the design of more effective interventions by assessing existing knowledge of what works and what does not and discusses some of the most common approaches that have been evaluated: health risk approaches, conversion of excisers, training of health professionals as change agents, alternative rituals, community-led approaches, public statements, and legal measures.
Year   : 2013
 
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Inger-Lise Lien and Jon-HÃ¥kon Schultz
Source         : Obstetrics and Gynecology International
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The process of paradigmatic attitudinal change has been analyzed by the use of multimethods and multileveled internalization theories. Forty-six informants (a network of activists and a group of Gambian women) have described their change of attitude to female genital cutting. This study shows that internalizing a packet of information as adults, that contradicts an old schema of knowledge internalized as children, can be experienced as epistemologically very painful. Activists in Norway who have changed the
Year   : 2013
 
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Adriana Kaplan, Babucarr Cham, Lamin A. Njie, Ana Seixas, Sandra Blanco, and Mireia Utzet
Source         : Obstetrics and Gynecology International
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Efforts aimed at the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the communities where it is deeply rooted have extensively considered and addressed women’s perceptions on the issue, leaving those of men barely acknowledged. Although the practice is generally confined to the secret world of women, it does not mean that men cannot be influential. Indeed, men can play an important role in prevention. In order to address this gap, and having as background an extensive ethnographic field work,
Year   : 2013
 
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Abdulmajid Al-Khulaidi, Ghadah, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino and Masashi Kizuki
Source         : PLOS One
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The aim of this study is to elucidate the attitudes of Yemeni women and their husband’s towards female genital mutilation (FGM) and their associations with the continuation of FGM upon their daughters.
Year   : 2013
 
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Nacerdine Ouldzeidoune, Joseph Keating, Jane Bertrand, Janet Rice
Source         : PLOS One: www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.006059
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Year   : 2013
 
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Owolabi Bjalkander, Bailah Leigh, Grace Harman, Staffan Bergstrom, Lars Almorth
Source         : African Journal of Reproductive Health
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The objectives of this study were to identify decision makers for FGM and determine whether medicalization takes place in Sierra Leone.
Year   : 2012
 
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