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Being different and vulnerable: experiences of immigrant African women who have been circumcised and sought maternity care in Sweden
Karolinska Institute.
Karolinska Institute.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Kristianstad University, Forskningsplattformen Hälsa i samverkan.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0161-4795
2006 (English)In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ISSN 1043-6596, E-ISSN 1552-7832, Vol. 17, no 1, 50-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to explore the encounters with the health care system in Sweden of women from Somalia, Eritrea, and Sudan who have been genitally cut. A qualitative study was performed through interviews with 22 women originally from Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea who were living in Sweden. The women experienced being different and vulnerable, suffering from being abandoned and mutilated, and they felt exposed in the encounter with the Swedish health care personnel and tried to adapt to a new cultural context. The results of this study indicate a need for more individualized, culturally adjusted care and support and a need for systematic education about female genital cutting for Swedish health care workers.

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2006. Vol. 17, no 1, 50-57 p.
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Female genital cutting, Female circumcision, Female genital mutilation, Reinfibulation, Midwives experiences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-11720DOI: 10.1177/1043659605281981PubMedID: 16410436OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-11720DiVA: diva2:694197
Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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