Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and fistula are both conditions that have a range of health, socioeconomic, and lifestyle causes and consequences for women globally. There have been sparse empirical and conceptual efforts to look at how these two conditions manifest and relate to one another. This rigorous review of the literature aims to fill this research gap by assessing the state of evidence on the association of FGM/C and fistula and conceptually mapping this association within broader social, political, and health-systems contexts. Based on the findings, the authors of this report have developed a conceptual mapping framework to situate the evidence of an association between FGM/C and fistula, including high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries where migrants or underserved populations lack access to proper pregnancy and delivery care. The authors recommend that researchers, as well as policy and program implementers, think through and utilize the framework in their work in order to consider the intersectional influences on both conditions.

DOI

10.31899/rh7.1020

Language

English

Project

Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive

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