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Qualitative study of pregnancy and childbirth experiences in Somalian women resident in Sweden
The attitudes, strategies and habits of Somalian immigrant women related to pregnancy and childbirth are explored in order to gain an understanding as to how cultural factors might affect perinatal outcome. Expand
Are some perinatal deaths in immigrant groups linked to suboptimal perinatal care services?
It is found that suboptimal factors in perinatal care services resulting inperinatal deaths were more common among immigrant mothers from the Horn of Africa, when compared with Swedish mothers. Expand
Increased perinatal mortality among sub‐Saharan immigrants in a city‐population in Sweden
Background. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the maternal country of origin affected the risk for perinatal mortality and to determine its relationship to risk factors.
“Never My Daughters”: A Qualitative Study Regarding Attitude Change Toward Female Genital Cutting Among Ethiopian and Eritrean Families in Sweden
It is concluded that children of Ethiopian or Eritrean parents resident in Sweden run little risk of being subjected to FGC and a societal structure prepared to deal with suspected cases of FGC with a high level of alertness should be combined with a healthy sceptical attitude toward exaggerations of risk estimates. Expand
Maternal near-miss and death and their association with caesarean section complications: a cross-sectional study at a university hospital and a regional hospital in Tanzania
The occurrence of MNM and death at the two hospitals was high, and many cases were associated with CS complications; the maternal risks of CS in low-resource settings must not be overlooked, and measures should be taken to avoid unnecessary CSs. Expand
An anthropological analysis of the perspectives of Somali women in the West and their obstetric care providers on caesarean birth
We explored the perceptions of 39 Somali women and 62 obstetric care providers in London in relation to caesarean birth, as borne out of a paradox we recognised from evidence-based information aboutExpand
Swedish Health Care Providers’ Experience and Knowledge of Female Genital Cutting
The hypothesis that this practice is not as active among African immigrants in Sweden as in their countries of origin is supported and national efforts and policy programs to prevent FGC in Sweden are recommended as effective. Expand
Communication and Cultural Issues in Providing Reproductive Health Care to Immigrant Women: Health Care Providers’ Experiences in Meeting Somali Women Living in Finland
Male and female physicians were generally more similar in communication style, interpersonal contacts, and cultural awareness than the nurses/midwives who were engaged in more partnership-building with the Somali women in the clinics. Expand
Increasing caesarean section rates among low-risk groups: a panel study classifying deliveries according to Robson at a university hospital in Tanzania
The high CS rate among low-risk groups suggests that many CSs might have been performed on questionable indications, which may result in even higher CS rates in the future. Expand
Genitals and ethnicity: the politics of genital modifications
It is questionable both whether genital cosmetic surgery is always free of complications and whether female genital cutting always leads to them, and activists, national policymakers and other stakeholders need to be aware of these inconsistencies and find ways to resolve them and adopt non-discriminatory policies. Expand