Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention.

@article{Monjok2007FemaleGM,
  title={Female genital mutilation: potential for HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa and prospect for epidemiologic investigation and intervention.},
  author={Emmanuel M. Monjok and Ekere James Essien and Laurens Jr. Holmes},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          33-42
        }
}
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which involves alteration of the female genitalia for non-medical grounds is prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa, associated with long-term genitourinary complications, and possible HIV transmission. This mini-review aims to examine FGM and the possibility of HIV transmission through this procedure. We performed an electronic search using Medline for articles published between 1966 to 2006 for evidence of FGM practice, its complications, and the nexus between this… 

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