Sexual and reproductive health

Health complications of female genital mutilation including sequelae in childbirth

A systematic review

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World Health Organization, Department of Gender, Women and Health

A Systematic review of the health complications of female genital mutilation including sequelae in childbirth

Publication details

Number of pages: 188
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/WMH/00.2 - Web only

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The immediate aim of the systematic review is to identify primary data on health complications of FGM, with particular emphasis on sequelae in childbirth, including psychosexual outcomes.

The longer-term aim of the systematic review is to use this information for a number of purposes, including identification of outcome measures of complications of FGM for studies to quantify the risk attributable to FGM at each stage in the life cycle; identification of country-specific and ethnic group-specific outcome measures of FGM that can be used to provide focus to optimise health-care provision of such complications; and identification of sites worldwide where opportunities exist for research into the health sequelae of FGM.