Female Genital Mutilation

Mulongo, P, Rowland, AG ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9564-0032 and McAndrew, SL ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4681-3261 2021, 'Female Genital Mutilation' , in: A comprehensive guide to gender-based violence , The University of Sheffield. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Common terminology, definitions, and the differing types of FGM will be considered, together with the identification of countries where it is practiced and its global prevalence. A historical overview, and legislation and policy related to the practice will be offered to help contextualise the problem of FGM. Following this, the physical, psychological/emotional, and social and economic impact of FGM on those exposed to the practice and their families and communities will be discussed. Risk and protective factors will be identified and finally the implications for policy, practice and research will be considered.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Ali, P and Rogers, M
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: The University of Sheffield
Depositing User: Professor Andrew G Rowland
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 11:35
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62250

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