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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. Content type: 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...

    Authors: Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say and Christina Pallitto

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:64

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  2. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:63

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Review

    Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by 2020 in high prevalence countrie...

    Authors: Rajat Khosla, Joya Banerjee, Doris Chou, Lale Say and Susana T. Fried

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:59

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Review

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a traditional harmful practice that can cause severe physical and psychological damages to girls and women. Increasingly, trained health-care providers carry out the practice...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Christina Pallitto and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:46

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research

    It is well acknowledged that Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C/C) leads to medical, psychological and sociocultural sequels. Over 200 million cases of FGM/C exist globally, and in Kenya alone, a total o...

    Authors: Lillian Mwanri and Glory Joy Gatwiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:38

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: R. Elise B. Johansen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:25

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:80

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research

    Every social grouping in the world has its own cultural practices and beliefs which guide its members on how they should live or behave. Harmful traditional practices that affect children are Female genital mu...

    Authors: Kahsu Gebrekirstos, Mesfin Abebe and Atsede Fantahun

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:46

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:51

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Adriana Kaplan, Suiberto Hechavarría, Miguel Martín and Isabelle Bonhoure

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:26

    Published on:

  1. Content type: 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...

    Authors: Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lale Say and Christina Pallitto

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:64

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:63

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Review

    Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by 2020 in high prevalence countrie...

    Authors: Rajat Khosla, Joya Banerjee, Doris Chou, Lale Say and Susana T. Fried

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:59

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Review

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a traditional harmful practice that can cause severe physical and psychological damages to girls and women. Increasingly, trained health-care providers carry out the practice...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Christina Pallitto and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:46

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research

    It is well acknowledged that Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C/C) leads to medical, psychological and sociocultural sequels. Over 200 million cases of FGM/C exist globally, and in Kenya alone, a total o...

    Authors: Lillian Mwanri and Glory Joy Gatwiri

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:38

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: R. Elise B. Johansen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2017 14:25

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2015 12:80

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research

    Every social grouping in the world has its own cultural practices and beliefs which guide its members on how they should live or behave. Harmful traditional practices that affect children are Female genital mu...

    Authors: Kahsu Gebrekirstos, Mesfin Abebe and Atsede Fantahun

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2014 11:46

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2013 10:51

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Adriana Kaplan, Suiberto Hechavarría, Miguel Martín and Isabelle Bonhoure

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2011 8:26

    Published on:

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