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Female genital mutilation and obstetric outcome: WHO collaborative prospective study in six African countries

Banks, Emily; Meirik, Olav; Farley, Tim; Akande , O; Bathija, Heli; Ali, Mohamed; Fahmy, Amel


Background: Reliable evidence about the effect of female genital mutilation (FGM) on obstetric outcome is scarce. This study examines the effect of different types of FGM on obstetric outcome. Methods: 28 393 women attending for singleton delivery between November, 2001, and March, 2003, at 28 obstetric centres in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan were examined before delivery to ascertain whether or not they had undergone FGM, and were classified according to the WHO...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Lancet, The (UK edition)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68805-3


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