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Clitoral reconstruction: Understanding changinggendered health care needsin a globalized Europe
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8349-918X
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1236-4691
2017 (English)In: European Journal for Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The migratory flows of recent decades that have exercised Europe as a socio-political and economic entity have produced extensive responses and interventions from European gender scholars. One relatively recent phenomenon in this context is the question of reparative surgical interventions, specifically clitoral reconstruction, in cases where women who have migrated to Europe have experienced female genital cutting. Clitoral reconstruction, which this article begins to explore, is recent in part because the related surgery was only established in the 1990s and is to date only practised in a few European countries, and in part because the research with women who ask for and have undergone such surgery has also only recently begun. This article is therefore an initial attempt to map some of the related terrain and to suggest further work that needs to be done in this increasingly important area.

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2017. 1-14 p.
Keyword [en]
Clitoral reconstruction (CR), female genital cutting (FGC), gendered health care, migration, minority rights
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Humanities and the Arts
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Health Care Research; International Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-334446DOI: 10.1177/1350506817742679OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-334446DiVA: diva2:1159762
Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved

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