Effects of female genital cutting on physical health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

@inproceedings{Berg2014EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of female genital cutting on physical health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Rigmor C Berg and Vigdis Underland and Jan Odgaard-Jensen and Atle Fretheim and Gunn Elisabeth Vist},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE Worldwide, an estimated 125 million girls and women live with female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). We aimed to systematically review the evidence for physical health risks associated with FGM/C. DESIGN We searched 15 databases to identify studies (up to January 2012). Selection criteria were empirical studies reporting physical health outcomes from FGM/C, affecting females with any type of FGM/C, irrespective of ethnicity, nationality and age. Two review authors independently… CONTINUE READING

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