Female genital mutilation: cultural and psychological implications

Whitehorn, James, Ayonrinde, Oyedeji and Maingay, Samantha 2002, Female genital mutilation: cultural and psychological implications, Sexual and relationship therapy, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 161-170, doi: 10.1080/14681990220121275.

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Title Female genital mutilation: cultural and psychological implications
Author(s) Whitehorn, James
Ayonrinde, Oyedeji
Maingay, SamanthaORCID iD for Maingay, Samantha orcid.org/0000-0003-1427-7775
Journal name Sexual and relationship therapy
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 161
End page 170
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1468-1994
Summary Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practised in several regions of the world. It is often associated with physical, psychological, sexual and social sequelae. Migration of persons from cultures that actively practice FGM to the UK and other Western countries increases the chances that clinicians will be faced with patients who have undergone this procedure. Clinical presentations often occur against a background of differences in culture and social identity, which may pose a challenge to any form of intervention. Perceptions of normalcy, human rights violation and gender roles may also differ. This paper discusses historical, cultural, gender and identity issues associated with FGM and its psychological and sexual implications.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14681990220121275
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy
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