Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action

@inproceedings{Kaplan2011HealthCO,
  title={Health consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Gambia, evidence into action},
  author={Adriana Marcus{\`a}n Kaplan and Suiberto Hechavarr{\'i}a and Miguel Mart{\'i}n and Isabelle Bonhoure},
  booktitle={Reproductive health},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice with severe health complications, deeply rooted in many Sub-Saharan African countries. In The Gambia, the prevalence of FGM/C is 78.3% in women aged between 15 and 49 years. The objective of this study is to perform a first evaluation of the magnitude of the health consequences of FGM/C in The Gambia. METHODS Data were collected on types of FGM/C and health consequences of each type of FGM/C from 871 female… CONTINUE READING
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