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Never My Daughters: A Qualitative Study Regarding Attitude Change Toward Female Genital Cutting Among Ethiopian and Eritrean Families in Sweden

Johnsdotter Carlbom, Sara LU ; Moussa, Kontie LU ; Carlbom, Aje LU ; Aregai, Rishan and Essén, Birgitta LU (2009) In Health Care for Women International 30(1-2). p.114-133
Abstract
To explore attitudes toward female genital cutting (FGC) in a migration perspective, qualitative interviews were conducted with men and women from Ethiopia and Eritrea in Sweden. We found firm rejection of all forms of FGC and absence of a guiding motive. Informants failed to see any meaning in upholding the custom. We conclude that children of Ethiopian or Eritrean parents resident in Sweden run little risk of being subjected to FGC. A societal structure prepared to deal with suspected cases of FGC with a high level of alertness should be combined with a healthy sceptical attitude toward exaggerations of risk estimates.
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Health Care for Women International
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30
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114 - 133
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Taylor & Francis
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1096-4665
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10.1080/07399330802523741
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English
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  abstract     = {To explore attitudes toward female genital cutting (FGC) in a migration perspective, qualitative interviews were conducted with men and women from Ethiopia and Eritrea in Sweden. We found firm rejection of all forms of FGC and absence of a guiding motive. Informants failed to see any meaning in upholding the custom. We conclude that children of Ethiopian or Eritrean parents resident in Sweden run little risk of being subjected to FGC. A societal structure prepared to deal with suspected cases of FGC with a high level of alertness should be combined with a healthy sceptical attitude toward exaggerations of risk estimates.},
  author       = {Johnsdotter Carlbom, Sara and Moussa, Kontie and Carlbom, Aje and Aregai, Rishan and Essén, Birgitta},
  issn         = {1096-4665},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {114--133},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Health Care for Women International},
  title        = {Never My Daughters: A Qualitative Study Regarding Attitude Change Toward Female Genital Cutting Among Ethiopian and Eritrean Families in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399330802523741},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2009},
}