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Female genital mutilation/cutting

©  Blatant WorldReproductive Health is eager to contribute to decreasing FGM/C and episiotomies by publishing a variety of research and information related to FGM/C.

Submissions can be in a variety of formats, such as personal testimonies, case studies, descriptions of programs, and reports of interventions that have been tested and shown to decrease FGM/C or episiotomies. We will encourage publication about these programs at local, regional or hospital level and also changes over time of prevalence/ incidence. Read the editorial here.

  1. Review

    What do we know about assessing healthcare students and professionals’ knowledge, attitude and practice regarding female genital mutilation? A systematic review

    Improving healthcare providers’ capacities of prevention and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM) is important given the fact that 200 million women and girls globally are living with FGM. However, tra...

    Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say and Christina Pallitto

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:64

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  2. Review

    Evidence-based policy responses to strengthen health, community and legislative systems that care for women in Australia with female genital mutilation / cutting

    The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the ma...

    Nesrin Varol, John J. Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani and Angela Dawson

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:63

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  3. Research

    Virility, pleasure and female genital mutilation/cutting. A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of medicalized defibulation among Somali and Sudanese migrants in Norway

    The most pervasive form of female genital mutilation/cutting—infibulation—involves the almost complete closure of the vaginal orifice by cutting and closing the labia to create a skin seal. A small opening rem...

    R. Elise B. Johansen

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:25

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  4. Commentary

    The ongoing violence against women: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

    Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) comprises different practices involving cutting, pricking, removing and sometimes sewing up external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice of FGM/C is...

    Jacinta K. Muteshi, Suellen Miller and José M. Belizán

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:44

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  5. Commentary

    Research priorities on ending child marriage and supporting married girls

    Over the past few years the issue of child marriage has received growing political and programmatic attention. In spite of some progress in a number of countries, global rates have not declined over the past d...

    Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Anita Raj, Ellen Travers and Lakshmi Sundaram

    Reproductive Health 2015 12:80

    Published on: 3 September 2015

  6. Commentary

    Invest in adolescents and young people: it pays

    This year’s Women Deliver conference made a strong call for investing in the health and development of adolescents and young people. It highlighted the unique problems faced by adolescent girls and young women...

    Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Rena Greifinger, Adaeze Nwosu, Gwyn Hainsworth, Lakshmi Sundaram, Sheena Hadi, Fran McConville, Regina Benevides, Callie Simon, Archana Patkar, Eva Schoening, Disha Sethi, Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Prateek Awasthi, Arvind Mathur and Doortje Braeken

    Reproductive Health 2013 10:51

    Published on: 16 September 2013

  1. Review

    What do we know about assessing healthcare students and professionals’ knowledge, attitude and practice regarding female genital mutilation? A systematic review

    Improving healthcare providers’ capacities of prevention and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM) is important given the fact that 200 million women and girls globally are living with FGM. However, tra...

    Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say and Christina Pallitto

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:64

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  2. Review

    Evidence-based policy responses to strengthen health, community and legislative systems that care for women in Australia with female genital mutilation / cutting

    The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the ma...

    Nesrin Varol, John J. Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani and Angela Dawson

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:63

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  3. Research

    Virility, pleasure and female genital mutilation/cutting. A qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of medicalized defibulation among Somali and Sudanese migrants in Norway

    The most pervasive form of female genital mutilation/cutting—infibulation—involves the almost complete closure of the vaginal orifice by cutting and closing the labia to create a skin seal. A small opening rem...

    R. Elise B. Johansen

    Reproductive Health 2017 14:25

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  4. Commentary

    The ongoing violence against women: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

    Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) comprises different practices involving cutting, pricking, removing and sometimes sewing up external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice of FGM/C is...

    Jacinta K. Muteshi, Suellen Miller and José M. Belizán

    Reproductive Health 2016 13:44

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  5. Commentary

    Research priorities on ending child marriage and supporting married girls

    Over the past few years the issue of child marriage has received growing political and programmatic attention. In spite of some progress in a number of countries, global rates have not declined over the past d...

    Joar Svanemyr, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Anita Raj, Ellen Travers and Lakshmi Sundaram

    Reproductive Health 2015 12:80

    Published on: 3 September 2015

  6. Commentary

    Invest in adolescents and young people: it pays

    This year’s Women Deliver conference made a strong call for investing in the health and development of adolescents and young people. It highlighted the unique problems faced by adolescent girls and young women...

    Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Rena Greifinger, Adaeze Nwosu, Gwyn Hainsworth, Lakshmi Sundaram, Sheena Hadi, Fran McConville, Regina Benevides, Callie Simon, Archana Patkar, Eva Schoening, Disha Sethi, Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Prateek Awasthi, Arvind Mathur and Doortje Braeken

    Reproductive Health 2013 10:51

    Published on: 16 September 2013

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