Estimates of first-generation women and girls with female genital mutilation in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland

@article{Baelen2016EstimatesOF,
  title={Estimates of first-generation women and girls with female genital mutilation in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland},
  author={L. Van Baelen and L. Ortensi and E. Leye},
  journal={The European Journal of Contraception \& Reproductive Health Care},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={474 - 482}
}
Abstract Background: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of partial or total removal of female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no known health benefits but can cause serious immediate and long-term obstetric, gynaecological and sexual health problems. Health workers in Europe are often unaware of the consequences of FGM and lack the knowledge to treat women adequately. Objective: Our goal was to estimate the number of first-generation girls and women in the… Expand
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