Genital mutilation as an expression of power structures: ending FGM through education, empowerment of women and removal of taboos.

  title={Genital mutilation as an expression of power structures: ending FGM through education, empowerment of women and removal of taboos.},
  author={Emanuela Finke},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  volume={10 2},
  • E. Finke
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Medicine
  • African journal of reproductive health
swelled by a further 3 million girls each year. Female genital mutilation (FGM) (the term in common usage internationally) is practised in 29 African countries and in Yemen, Oman and Indonesia; it has been imported to the industrialised countries by certain groups of immigrants from these countries. All forms of FGM are irreversible and cause various kinds of physical and mental harm and complications. German Development Cooperation (DC) has devised successful approaches to ending the practice… 

Educating about female genital mutilation

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  • Sociology
    Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors
  • 2017
The importance of sharing experiences and expertise across health and social care professionals as well as working in partnership with culturally sensitive Non-Governmental Organisations is highlighted.

Female genital mutilation and reproductive health in Africa.

  • F. Okonofua
  • Psychology
    African journal of reproductive health
  • 2006
The results indicate that the complexity of the persistence of FGC and RI goes far beyond being explained by subconscious patriarchal and maternalistic actions, related to socially constructed concepts of normality, female identity, tradition and religion in a “silent” culture between men and women.

Female Genital Cutting in Africa: The West and the Politics of ‘Empowerment’

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A Decolonizing Methodology for Health Research on Female Genital Cutting

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What makes a woman? Understanding the reasons for and circumstances of female genital mutilation/cutting in Indonesia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

The clear links between the different drivers of FGM/C in each setting demonstrate the need for context-specific strategies and interventions to create long-lasting change.

Histories of pervasive gender-based violence in asylum-seeking women who have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting.

Few studies have described the broader experience of survivors of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) who have sought asylum in the United States. To gain a better understanding of their

What Makes a Woman? Case Studies Documenting The Reasons for and Circumstances of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Indonesia, Ethiopia and Kenya

The study reveals how the changing legal and social contexts in each setting bring about changes in the tradition of FGM/C resulting in medicalization in Indonesia, a lowered age of cutting for girls in Kenya and the increasingly underground practice of Fgm/C in Ethiopia.

How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK?

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Impact of age on harm risks of Female Genital Mutilation: analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys

This paper confirms previous evidence that FGM is harmful, and explores four of the medical problems caused by Female Genital Mutilation: excessive bleeding; infection; urination problems; and swelling.