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Health information interventions for female genital mutilation

Smith, Helen ORCID: and Stein, Karin (2017) 'Health information interventions for female genital mutilation'. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Vol 136, Issue S1, pp. 79-82.

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Providing information and education to women and girls living with female genital mutilation (FGM) could be an important influence on their healthcare-seeking behavior. Healthcare providers also need adequate knowledge and skills to provide good quality care to this population. Recent WHO guidelines on managing health complications from FGM contain best practice statements for health education and information interventions for women and providers. This qualitative evidence synthesis summarizes the values and preferences of girls and women living with FGM, and healthcare providers, together with other evidence on the context and conditions of these interventions. The synthesis highlights that healthcare providers lack skills and training to manage women, and women are concerned about the lack of discussion about FGM with providers. There is a need for more training for providers, and further research to understand how health information interventions may be perceived or experienced by women living with FGM in different contexts.

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)
WP Gynecology > WP 100 General works
WP Gynecology > WP 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 16:30
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:14


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