"Never my daughters": a qualitative study regarding attitude change toward female genital cutting among Ethiopian and Eritrean families in Sweden
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 30, no 1-2, 114-133 p.
female genitale cutting, attitudes, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sweden
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98238DOI: 10.1080/07399330802523741ISI: 000262108100010PubMedID: 19116825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98238DiVA: diva2:173922