Metrics details. We aimed to conduct a systematic review of the literature to address this gap. Articles published in English — which used quantitative methods were reviewed. Of unique articles, 18 met inclusion criteria.
Female genital mutilation: a literature review
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Reproductive Health volume 14 , Article number: 59 Cite this article. Metrics details. Two hundred million girls and women in the world are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation FGM , and another 15 million girls are at risk of experiencing it by in high prevalence countries UNICEF, Despite decades of concerted efforts to eradicate or abandon the practice, and the increased need for clear guidance on the treatment and care of women who have undergone FGM, present efforts have not yet been able to effectively curb the number of women and girls subjected to this practice UNICEF.
Table 1 Summary of literature in the review
Reproductive Health volume 16 , Article number: Cite this article. Metrics details. Female genital mutilation FGM is prevalent in communities of migration.
Female Genital Mutilation is a traditional practice of many different social groups throughout the world, although it is commonly associated with North African countries, where in some communities it is considered a social and cultural norm. However, an increasing number of female authors from Africa and beyond are speaking out against FGM, using literature in the campaign to end the practice once and for all. FGM is often seen as a practice isolated to North African countries and some in the Middle East , and it is this fact that in the past has seen some hesitancy about criticising the use of the procedure. Journal of Orificial Surgery, Vol.