Female genital mutilation and infections: a systematic review of the clinical evidence

  title={Female genital mutilation and infections: a systematic review of the clinical evidence},
  author={C. Iavazzo and T. Sardi and I. Gkegkes},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  • C. Iavazzo, T. Sardi, I. Gkegkes
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • AimFemale genital mutilation (FGM) is a common practice especially performed in women with no anaesthesia or antibiotics and in absence of aseptic conditions. The aim of this systematic review is to explore and analyze for first time in the current literature, the clinical evidence related to the presence of infections in the practice of FGM.MethodA systematic search of PubMed and Scopus was performed. A combination of the terms “female circumcision”, “genital mutilation”, “genital cutting” and… CONTINUE READING
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