Infibulation still practiced by Somalis in North-Eastern Kenya

January 1999
Women's International Network News;Winter99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p35
Reports that infibulation, called circumcision, is still practiced in the Somali community and is performed by Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA). How infibulation is practiced in Somali; Opposition to the practice.


Related Articles

  • Dealing sensitively with the issue of female circumcision. Cembrowicz, Stefan // Pulse;5/27/2002, Vol. 62 Issue 21, p66 

    Focuses on female circumcision. Reasons for female circumcision; Risks of female circumcision; Pieces of advice in dealing with circumcised female patients.

  • FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.  // Australian Nursing Journal;Nov97, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p18 

    Focuses on the extreme form of female genital mutilation called infibulation performed on Afar girls in Ethiopia. Procedure followed in the surgery; Age brackets of girls where the surgery is applicable; Psychological and physiological effects of the surgery; Reasons why infibulation is practiced.

  • FGM in Sudan: Any Hope for Change?  // Women's International Network News;Winter2000, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p34 

    Focuses on the practice of infibulation, a female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sudan. Social and cultural implications of the practice; Disadvantages of the practice; Programs and campaigns which aimed prohibit FGM.

  • ERITREA: FGM STILL WIDELY PRACTICED ESPECIALLY INFIBULATION.  // Women's International Network News;Summer2003, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p29 

    Reports on the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Eritrea. Information on infibulation; Reason for practicing FGM; Action taken by the Eritrean government and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.

  • Female Circumcision in Egypt. A Critical Approach. Aixelà, Yolanda // Scientific Journal of Humanistic Studies;Mar2010, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p1 

    The objective of this article is to present the practice of female circumcision in Egypt, describing its characteristics and significance. The text also approaches the juridic legality, monotheisms, and feminist movements with the purpose of explaining why this practice is still being defended...

  • Does female circumcision affect infertility and fertility? A study of the central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, and Tanzania. Larsen, Ulla; Yan, Sharon; Larsen, U; Yan, S // Demography;Aug2000, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p313 

    This study explores the association between female circumcision and infertility and fertility, using information from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). In Côte d'Ivoire and Tanzania, circumcised women had lower childlessness, lower infertility by age, and higher total fertility rates...

  • Outpatients' Perspectives on Problems and Needs Related to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Qualitative Study from Somaliland. Fried, Sarah; Warsame, Amina Mahmoud; Berggren, Vanja; Isman, Elisabeth; Johansson, Annika // Obstetrics & Gynecology International;2013, p1 

    Aim. To explore female outpatients' perspectives on problems related to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and their views on information, care, and counseling. Setting. An FGM/C support center at a maternity clinic in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Methods. A qualitative, descriptive study, using...

  • Attitudes toward Female Circumcision among Men and Women in Two Districts in Somalia: Is It Time to Rethink Our Eradication Strategy in Somalia? Gele, Abdi A.; Bø, Bente P.; Sundby, Johanne // Obstetrics & Gynecology International;2013, p1 

    Somalia has the highest global prevalence (98%) of female circumcision (FC), and, despite a long history of abandonment efforts, it is not clear as to whether or not these programmes have changed people's positive attitudes toward the practice. Against this background, this paper explores the...

  • Turning up the volume on our sisters' voices. Saran, Ama R. // Essence (Essence);Apr98, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p172 

    Focuses on the health consequences of female genital mutilation, a ritual procedure in African women. Surgical procedures used; Investigation conducted in the United States in 1996 on the issue; Effect of infibulation on child birth; Preventive measures used to alleviate the problem; Counseling...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics