Female genital mutilation in Switzerland: a survey among gynaecologists.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_822C7D72C715
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Female genital mutilation in Switzerland: a survey among gynaecologists.
Périodique
Swiss Medical Weekly
Auteur(s)
Jäger F., Schulze S., Hohlfeld P.
ISSN
1424-7860
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2002
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
132
Numéro
19-20
Pages
259-264
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Evaluation Studies ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
QUESTION UNDER STUDY: To evaluate the situation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Switzerland. METHODS: Through a questionnaire, Swiss gynaecologists were asked if they have been confronted to FGMs, if they have been asked to perform infibulations and FGMs. The health representatives (Kantonsärzte/médecins cantonaux) were interviewed on FGM activity at the Canton level. Swiss Medical Schools were asked if FGM was included in the pregraduate curriculum, and an estimated prevalence rate for FGMs in Switzerland was gathered. RESULTS: Among Swiss gynaecologists, 20% reported having been confronted with patients presenting with FGM and among them 40% had been asked about reinfibulation. Gynaecologists are occasionally asked about the possibility of performing FGMs in Switzerland. No activity concerning FGM is reported by health authorities in the Cantons. Teaching about FGM is not included in the curriculum of any of the Swiss medical schools. Approximately 6,700 girls at risk and women who have undergone FGM live in Switzerland. CONCLUSION: The extent to which gynaecologists are confronted to women with FGM may justify further action to try to better understand the situation in Switzerland. Improvement of care by better education of health care providers (guidelines) and prevention of new cases by women's education should also be considered.
Mots-clé
Data Collection, Education, Medical, Graduate, Family Health, Female, Genital Diseases, Female, Genitalia, Female, Gynecology, Humans, Male, Self Mutilation, Switzerland, Women's Health
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Web of science
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25/01/2008 12:12
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08/06/2018 15:50
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