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The global challenge to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women affected by FGM/C.

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McCauley, Mary (2017) 'The global challenge to improve the sexual and reproductive health of women affected by FGM/C.'. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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Abstract

Against a background of an increasing demand for surgical intervention for the treatment of FGM/C related complications, Berg et al have conducted a systematic review of 62 studies involving 5829 women, to assess the effectiveness of defibulation, excision of cysts and clitoral reconstructive surgery. Berg et al report that defibulation showed a lower risk of Caesarean section and perineal tears; excision of cysts commonly resulted in resolution of symptoms; and clitoral reconstruction resulted in most women self -reporting improvements in their sexual health. However, Berg et al highlight that they had little confidence in the effect estimate for all outcomes as most of the studies were observational and conclude that there is currently poor quality of evidence on the benefits and/or harm of surgical interventions to be able to counsel women appropriately.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 309 Women's health
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WQ Obstetrics > Labor > WQ 300 General works
WQ Obstetrics > Obstetric Surgical Procedures > WQ 400 General works
WQ Obstetrics > Obstetric Surgical Procedures > WQ 415 Delivery (including preparatory manipulation)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.14925
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 13:08
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 01:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/7619

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