Female genital mutilation: have we made progress?

  title={Female genital mutilation: have we made progress?},
  author={Nahid Toubia and Eiman Hussein Sharief},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
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  • Published 1 September 2003
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Female genital mutilation: the role of medical professional organizations
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International medical organizations and societies should assume their responsibility by providing a platform to professionals engaged in the prevention and treatment of the consequences of FGM, especially those living in the communities where the practice is endemic.
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The prevalence of FGM and its variation over time in the different regions of the world is examined, and current knowledge of the determinants of the practice and its effects on health and sexuality is presented.
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  • Biology
    Verhandelingen - Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van Belgie
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The struggle against FGM must be a combined effort of law enforcement, targeted information- and sensibilization campaigns, education and training activities for various target groups that aim at establishing behavioural changes.
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Female genital mutilation: Origin, beliefs, prevalence and implications for health care workers caring for immigrant women in Australia
Findings of this literature review highlight the need for heightened awareness of issues around FGM n order to provide adequate physical and psychological support to women affected by FGM.
Harmful Traditional Practices and Women’s Health: Female Genital Mutilation
Analyze opportunities for prevention activities targeted at local practitioners of FGM, parents, at-risk adolescents, health and social workers, governments, religious authorities, the civil society, and the community.
The Identity Economics of Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or complete excision of external female genitalia and other damage to the female genital organs. This paper develops the identity economics of FGM
Genital Mutilation of Girls
Information regarding health risks has to be integrated into culturally sensitive approaches based on human rights and improving the situation for girls and women in order to reach a point where genital mutilation of girls will be generally abandoned.
Female sexual dysfunction in female genital mutilation
It is only by working together that the practice of FGM can be abolished and women and girls may be free from this practice and its associated consequences.
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The practice of FGM in Sierra Leone merits much more attention in research and policy in order to further identify and understand the effects on girls and women and to express ambivalence towards the practice.


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Overall, increasing girls' access to higher education may contribute to further declines in female genital cutting in Minia, Egypt, and a need to understand local meanings of modernity is indicated.
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A 19 year old Somali refugee woman presented in labour and Examination of her vulval area showed a long scar in place of her external genitals, with only a tiny opening.
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