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The effect of migration on the attitudes of circumcised women to female genital mutilation

The effect of migration on the attitudes of circumcised women to female genital mutilation

Love, Jane and Norton, Diane (2015) The effect of migration on the attitudes of circumcised women to female genital mutilation. Journal of Health Visiting, 3 (12). pp. 666-675. ISSN 2050-8719 (Print), 2052-2908 (Online)

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Abstract

Global migration has led to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) being seen in many parts of the world, including the UK. The aim of this article is to provide insight into perceptions of FGM/C in migrant communities to inform culturally relevant approaches by specialist community public health nurses working with FGM/C practising families. A review of 10 pieces of primary research found that many women migrating to a European country and coming into contact with health services had a major shift in their attitudes towards FGM/C, from acceptance to rejection of the practice and wanting to protect their daughters. This article will discuss circumcised women’s attitudes to FGM/C when living in their home country; their experiences of health care in a European host country and any change in attitudes to FGM/C after migration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Female genital mutilation/cutting; Circumcision; Migration; Cultural attitudes and perceptions
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 12:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16019

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