Key points for abolishing Female Genital Mutilation from the perspective of the men involved

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Title: Key points for abolishing Female Genital Mutilation from the perspective of the men involved
Authors: Jiménez-Ruiz, Ismael | Almansa Martínez, Pilar | Pastor Bravo, María del Mar
Research Group/s: Enfermería Clínica (EC)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Female circumcision | Qualitative research | Transcultural | Nursing | Men
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: Mar-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Midwifery. 2016, 34: 30-35. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2016.01.017
Abstract: Introduction: female Genital Mutilation is internationally considered an affront on human rights and an act of violence against women and young girls. Furthermore, it hierarchises and perpetuates inequality and denies the right to bodily and psychosocial integrity of women and young girls. Aims: to detect the key points for the abolition of Female Genital Mutilation as well as the necessary resources for its eradication. Material and Method: a qualitative methodology with an ethnonursing perspective, via semi-structured interviews, held both individually and in groups, in 21 men familiar with Female Genital Mutilation. Findings: through the voices of men familiar with this tradition, five key points are presented for its gradual eradication: sensitisation and awareness building, team action, abolition-promoting media, focusing action on rural areas and applying educational means before punitive ones. Conclusion and practical implications: awareness-raising via the combined efforts of families, communities and governments, together with the promotion of health education programmes in demonstrating the complications derived from this practice, play a vital part in eradicating Female Genital Mutilation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/53441
ISSN: 0266-6138 (Print) | 1532-3099 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2016.01.017
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.01.017
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