Search for dissertations about: "genital cutting"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words genital cutting.

  1. 1. Female genital mutilation : Studies on primary and repeat female genital cutting

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Vanja Berggren; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Female genital mutilation; female genital cutting; reinfibulation; vulva; sexuality; midwife; immigration; migration; Sudan; Sweden; Somalia; Eritrea;

    Abstract : Background: Worldwide at least 130 million now living women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), also called female genital cutting (FGC). Reinfibulation (RI) is a secondary form, mainly performed after delivery. READ MORE

  2. 2. Continuity or Change? Improved Understanding of Attitudes Towards Female Genital Cutting after Migration from Somalia to Sweden

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anna Wahlberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; female genital cutting; circumcision; pricking; migration; gender; sexual and reproductive health and rights; Somalia; Sweden; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : Do people’s attitudes towards female genital cutting (FGC) change after they migrate from a country where the practice is common, to one where it is not? Alongside increased levels of migration, this question is increasingly being raised. This thesis aimed to expand the understanding about attitudes towards FGC held by Somali men and women in Sweden, and thereby to identify potential factors that impede or facilitate the cessation of FGC. READ MORE

  3. 3. Multiple meanings of female initiation. "Circumcision" among Jola Women in Lower Casamance, Senegal

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Liselott (Lisen) Dellenborg; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Senegal; Lower Casamance; Kalounaye; Jola; initiation; female circumcision; genital cutting; identity; gender; moherhood; Islam; ethnicity; agency; social change;

    Abstract : This anthropological study examines the meanings and practices of female "circumcision" and initiation in relation to identity and social change in contemporary Muslim Jola society, Senegal, West Africa. During the 20th century, clitoridectomy spread - allegedly as part of Islam - and became essential for a Jola woman's identity as a "real" woman and mother, and an important aspect of the women's initiation ritual. READ MORE

  4. 4. Genital mutilation of girls in Sudan : Community- and hospital-based studies on female genital cutting and its sequelae

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Lars Almroth; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: In spite of many decades of campaigns, female genital mutilation (FGM) is still highly prevalent in Sudan. One reason for this might be that campaigns have failed to approach fundamental values of FGM. READ MORE

  5. 5. Female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Owolabi Bjälkander; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: The prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sierra Leone is the seventh highest in Africa, yet little research has been done on its effects on girls and women. Objectives: This thesis aims to provide knowledge on the effects and experiences of girls and women, and the views of adolescent boys, about FGM which is performed within the initiation ceremony of the Bondo Society in Sierra Leone. READ MORE