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Effects of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting on the Sexual Function of Sudanese Women: A Cross-Sectional Study

Rouzi, Abdulrahim, A.; Berg, Rigmor, C.; Sahly, Nora; Alkafy, Susan; Alzaban, Faten; Abduljabbar, Hassan

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: January 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 1 - p 20–21
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000514
GYNECOLOGY: OFFICE GYNECOLOGY
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(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;217:62.e1–62.e6)

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) for nonmedical reasons is a cultural practice that has been going on for centuries and affected hundreds of millions of women, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Female genital mutilation/cutting is medically classified into 4 types by the extent of the procedure.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (A.A.R., N.S., S.A., H.A.); Knowledge Center, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Department of Community Medicine, The University of Tromso, Norway (R.C.B.); and Department of Psychiatry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (F.A.)

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