Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation

A tradition of pain

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Virginia Mak
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines the tradition of female genital mutilation. Discusses the health effects for women who have experienced FGM.

Genital mutilation of african women

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Paulette Roberge
Edition: 
Vol 4, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines female circumcision; questions why this custom persists and how the west became involved. 

 


Abandoning female genital mutilation/cutting: information from around the world

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English
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Mixed Media
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Population Reference Bureau
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Population Reference Bureau
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Provides data and research on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Includes approaches used by organizations working toward abandonment of FGM/C, as well as statistics, training efforts, and policy aspects.

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FGM.A23 2005
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Includes bibliographical references.

Changing a harmful social convention: female genital mutilation/cutting

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English
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Paper
Online
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UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Florence, Italy

Examines the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and its social dynamics. Provides an explanation as to why the practice persists and of the elements necessary for its abandonment.

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ISBN 8889129247
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Includes bibliographical references.

Female genital mutilation

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English
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Online
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International Confederation of Midwives
Publisher: 
International Confederation of Midwives
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
The Hague, Netherlands

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding female genital mutilation. PDF required to read.

Caring for women with circumcision: a technical manual for health care providers

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English
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Paper
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Nahid Toubia
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Research, Action and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO)
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Addresses the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). Serves as a clinical guide for health practitioners on how to manage physical complications of FGM including issues of perinatal and obstetric care.

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FGM.T68 1999
ISBN 1893136019
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Includes bibliographical references.

Female genital mutilation: a guide to laws and policies worldwide

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English
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Paper
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Anika Rahman (ed.)
Nahid Toubia (ed.)
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Zed Books
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides a reports on the use of law and policy to address the practice of female genital mutilation.

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FGM.F46 2000
ISBN 1856497739
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prisoners of ritual: an odyssey into female genital circumcision in Africa

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
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Harrington Park Press
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Presents ethnographic research focused on the enigma of female genital mutilation.

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FGM.L55 1989
ISBN 091839368X
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Information on female genital cutting: what is out there? What is needed?

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English
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Online
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Population Reference Bureau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Provides a review of existing information on female genital mutilation (FGM). Also highlights information gaps perceived by individuals and groups that work to eradicate this practice.

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What's "normal": female genital mutilation, psychology, and body image

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English
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Author: 
Karen E. Adams
Publisher: 
JAMWA: Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Alexandria, VA

Focuses on the psychological effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) through the example of a patient who had undergone the procedure in childhood and now felt that her closed appearance was "normal" and that to be opened would be "abnormal." Argues that Western advocates must educate themselves about the various cultural forces that lead to FGM in order to help women who have undergone the procedure heal psychologically, thereby breaking the pattern of abuse from generation to generation.

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ISSN 00988421 (print)
ISSN 15518221 (online)
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