Obstetrics and Gynecology International

Female Genital Mutilation, Cutting, or Circumcision


Publishing date
16 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Section for International Health, University of Oslo, 0313 Oslo, Norway


Female Genital Mutilation, Cutting, or Circumcision

Description

Female genital mutilation, cutting, or circumcision is a cultural practice that harms women in many parts of the world, mainly in Africa and Asia, but also migrants in diaspora. FGM is not a medical procedure, but it is increasingly performed by health workers of various kinds. To participate in this as a medical person may be considered unethical practice. FGM has a series of harmful effects on women’s health.

Eradication of FGM has sometimes addressed the health effects as a public health rationale for the abolition.

We want to address this issue among OB and GYN practitioners, since they both handle some of the exams and births of mutilated women and repair damage and may be asked to perform the procedure or handle complications of it. We invite papers both from developing and developed countries, and with both qualitative and quantitative methods, but would like the papers to deal with the health issues within this complex cultural phenomenon. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Frequency, decline, and changes in the incidence and prevalence of female circumcision
  • Extent of FGM in areas previously not known
  • Evaluation of programs and policies that exist for the eradication of FGM or circumcision of women
  • Review of approaches that do demonstrate measurable change and causes of change
  • Medical complications of FGM or female circumcision
  • Evidence of medicalization (FGM being done in hospitals or by doctors and nurses) of the practice and reasons for this
  • Cultural and social norms that play a role in the continuation of the practice
  • Evidence of the medical challenges and benefits of rehabilitation of victims of FGM
  • Mental, psychological, and sexual effects of FGM

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 240421
  • - Editorial

Female Genital Mutilation, Cutting, or Circumcision

Johanne Sundby | Birgitta Essén | R. Elise B. Johansen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 149640
  • - Research Article

Providers' Perceptions of Challenges in Obstetrical Care for Somali Women

Jalana N. Lazar | Crista E. Johnson-Agbakwu | ... | Michele P.-L. Shipp
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 680926
  • - Research Article

Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone: Forms, Reliability of Reported Status, and Accuracy of Related Demographic and Health Survey Questions

Owolabi Bjälkander | Donald S. Grant | ... | Lars Almroth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 785148
  • - Research Article

Midwives' Experiences in Providing Care and Counselling to Women with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Related Problems

Elisabeth Isman | Amina Mahmoud Warsame | ... | Vanja Berggren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 165893
  • - Research Article

Outpatients’ Perspectives on Problems and Needs Related to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Qualitative Study from Somaliland

Sarah Fried | Amina Mahmoud Warsame | ... | Annika Johansson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 324362
  • - Research Article

The Applicability of Behaviour Change in Intervention Programmes Targeted at Ending Female Genital Mutilation in the EU: Integrating Social Cognitive and Community Level Approaches

Katherine Brown | David Beecham | Hazel Barrett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 643780
  • - Research Article

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: The Secret World of Women as Seen by Men

Adriana Kaplan | Babucarr Cham | ... | Mireia Utzet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 496564
  • - Review Article

The Obstetric Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Rigmor C. Berg | Vigdis Underland
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 467028
  • - Research Article

Internalizing Knowledge and Changing Attitudes to Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation

Inger-Lise Lien | Jon-Håkon Schultz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 348248
  • - Review Article

What Works and What Does Not: A Discussion of Popular Approaches for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation

R. Elise B. Johansen | Nafissatou J. Diop | ... | Els Leye
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