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9 p, 500.6 KB Female genital mutilation/cutting in The Gambia : long-term health consequences and complications during delivery and for the newborn / Kaplan Marcusán, Adriana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural) ; Forbes, Mary (School of Enrolled Community Health Nurses and Midwives) ; Bonhoure, Isabelle (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Antropologia Social i Cultural) ; Utzet Sadurní, Mireia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Martín Mateo, Miguel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Manneh, Malick (School of Enrolled Community Health Nurses and Midwives) ; Ceesay, Haruna (School of Enrolled Community Health Nurses and Midwives)
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice deeply rooted in 28 Sub-Saharan African countries. Its prevalence in The Gambia is 76. 3%. The objective of this study was to gain precise information on the long-term health consequences of FGM/C in The Gambia as well as on its impact on delivery and on the health of the newborns. [...]
2013 - 10.2147/IJWH.S42064
International Journal of Women's Health, Vol. 5 (june 2013) , p. 323-331  

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