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Surgical or medical interventions for female genital mutilation

Smith, Helen and Stein, Karin (2017) 'Surgical or medical interventions for female genital mutilation'. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Vol 136, Issue 1, pp. 43-46.

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Abstract

Deinfibulation can prevent or treat gynecological and obstetric complications in women living with type III female genital mutilation (FGM), and subsequently improve childbirth outcomes. Recently published WHO guidelines recommend use of deinfibulation in both circumstances. However, to really impact practice, evidence-based guidance needs to be matched with evidence-based implementation strategies. This qualitative evidence synthesis provides information on the factors that facilitate or act as barriers to use of deinfibulation, and the context and conditions that are necessary for implementing the procedure, including healthcare providers’ knowledge and experience, the service delivery environment, as well as broader health system contexts. This information is of great value for policy makers and others considering this as an option for better clinical care of women living with FGM.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 309 Women's health
WJ Urogenital System > WJ 100 General works
WO Surgery > WO 20 Research (General)
WO Surgery > Operative Surgical Procedures. Techniques > WO 500 General works on surgical procedures
WO Surgery > Traumatic Injuries > WO 700 General works
WP Gynecology > WP 100 General works
WP Gynecology > WP 20 Research (General)
WP Gynecology > Anatomy. Diseases. Injuries > WP 400 General works
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.12053
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 17:11
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/6813

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