Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation Literature review example
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Table of Contents
Abstract 2
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Background study 3
Definition 3
Prevalence of FGM 5
1.2 Rationale 7
1.3 Aims and objectives 8
2 Female Genital Mutilation and Types 9
3 Socio-cultural background of FGM 13


5 Provisions for legal and human rights abuse associated with FGM 25
6 Midwives and FGM 28
7 Research methodology 30
1.1 Methodology 30
Research Paradigm 33
1.2 Methods 34
Search criteria 35
Study Selection 36
Search Methodology 38
Limitations to the study 38
8 Conclusion 39
9 Recommendations 41
References 42


The research paper addresses the reasons why it is essential for midwives to understand the social background, forms, and health issues associated with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Aim: The study aims to emphasise the importance of the role of midwives that deal with women have undergone FMG.
Method: The study is based on literature research of articles located in Embase, CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, Medline, Cochrane, EBSCO Database, Scisearch, OVID Medline, PubMed, and Amed, related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Committee papers related to social sciences, ethics and psychology and related to the theme, were located through PsychINFO and ASSIA.
Results: A review of the available literature revealed that women who have undergone FMG often experience physical and psychological damages, which makes taking care of such patients, a complex and difficult process. Appropriate attitude of midwives, nurses and all involved health professionals is important while dealing with such patients, along sensitivity towards the patient and in-depth knowledge of the causes and possible outcomes of FGM. ...
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