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Female genital mutilation

Eze, Chiji (2004)
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
There are many immigrant women living in Sweden today who come from cultures in Africa where Female Genital Mutilation is tradition. Due to the many complications of this tradition and due to inadequate knowledge of the tradition and management of its complications within the healthcare system, it is one of the biggest health problems of our time. The aim of this study was to gain knowledge and understanding of the circumcised woman’s experience of her first meeting with the Swedish Healthcare System in connection with pregnancy, childbirth or complications of Female Circumcision. The aim was also to investigate whether this meeting had in any way affected her willingness to seek further healthcare. Interviews were carried out with nine... (More)
There are many immigrant women living in Sweden today who come from cultures in Africa where Female Genital Mutilation is tradition. Due to the many complications of this tradition and due to inadequate knowledge of the tradition and management of its complications within the healthcare system, it is one of the biggest health problems of our time. The aim of this study was to gain knowledge and understanding of the circumcised woman’s experience of her first meeting with the Swedish Healthcare System in connection with pregnancy, childbirth or complications of Female Circumcision. The aim was also to investigate whether this meeting had in any way affected her willingness to seek further healthcare. Interviews were carried out with nine circumcised women. A content analysis was used to process this material, resulting in a number of concepts. A common factor for all the respondents was the importance of information and communication and the need for empathy. Changes towards improvement of reception and treatment of circumcised women within the healthcare system are vital. (Less)
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Eze, Chiji
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organization
alternative title
The circumcised woman's experience of Swedish gynecological and obstetric healthcare
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
african women, communication, empathy, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, information, swedish healthcare
language
English
id
2528490
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2012-05-04 14:25:33
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  abstract     = {There are many immigrant women living in Sweden today who come from cultures in Africa where Female Genital Mutilation is tradition. Due to the many complications of this tradition and due to inadequate knowledge of the tradition and management of its complications within the healthcare system, it is one of the biggest health problems of our time. The aim of this study was to gain knowledge and understanding of the circumcised woman’s experience of her first meeting with the Swedish Healthcare System in connection with pregnancy, childbirth or complications of Female Circumcision. The aim was also to investigate whether this meeting had in any way affected her willingness to seek further healthcare. Interviews were carried out with nine circumcised women. A content analysis was used to process this material, resulting in a number of concepts. A common factor for all the respondents was the importance of information and communication and the need for empathy. Changes towards improvement of reception and treatment of circumcised women within the healthcare system are vital.},
  author       = {Eze, Chiji},
  keyword      = {african women, communication, empathy, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, information, swedish healthcare},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Female genital mutilation},
  year         = {2004},
}