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Being different and vulnerable: experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden

Berggren, Vanja ; Bergstrom, Staffan and Edberg, Anna-Karin LU (2006) In Journal of Transcultural Nursing 17(1). p.50-57
Abstract
The purpose of the study was to explore the encounters with the health care system in Sweden of women from Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan who have been genitally cut. A qualitative study was performed through interviews with 22 women originally from Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea who were living in Sweden. The women experienced being different and vulnerable, suffering from being abandoned and mutilated, and they felt exposed in the encounter with the Swedish health care personnel and tried to adapt to a new cultural context. The results of this study indicate a need for more individualized, culturally adjusted care and support and a need for systematic education about female genital cutting for Swedish health care workers.
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female genital mutilation, migration, Sweden, experiences, health care
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Journal of Transcultural Nursing
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17
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1
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50 - 57
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SAGE Publications
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  • pmid:16410436
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1552-7832
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10.1177/1043659605281981
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English
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  number       = {1},
  pages        = {50--57},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {Journal of Transcultural Nursing},
  title        = {Being different and vulnerable: experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1043659605281981},
  doi          = {10.1177/1043659605281981},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2006},
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