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"Never my daughters": a qualitative study regarding attitude change toward female genital cutting among Ethiopian and Eritrean families in Sweden
Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
Dept of Health Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.
Health and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
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2009 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 30, no 1-2, 114-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To explore attitudes toward female genital cutting (FGC) in a migration perspective, qualitative interviews were conducted with men and women from Ethiopia and Eritrea in Sweden. We found firm rejection of all forms of FGC and absence of a guiding motive. Informants failed to see any meaning in upholding the custom. We conclude that children of Ethiopian or Eritrean parents resident in Sweden run little risk of being subjected to FGC. A societal structure prepared to deal with suspected cases of FGC with a high level of alertness should be combined with a healthy sceptical attitude toward exaggerations of risk estimates.

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2009. Vol. 30, no 1-2, 114-133 p.
Keyword [en]
female genitale cutting, attitudes, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sweden
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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98238DOI: 10.1080/07399330802523741ISI: 000262108100010PubMedID: 19116825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98238DiVA: diva2:173922
Available from: 2009-02-18 Created: 2009-02-18 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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