Title

Measurement of the sexual health and wellbeing of women who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting: A scoping review

Document Type

Article (peer-reviewed)

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

Objective: We conducted a scoping review to identify and assess instruments used to measure sexual health and wellbeing in women who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Method: We retrieved and assessed 10 validated instruments using an 18-item checklist derived from the Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of Health Status Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) checklist. Results: All instruments were developed and initially validated among literate, predominantly Caucasian participants in North America and Europe. Only 1 validation study was conducted among women living with FGM/C. Conclusion: Most instruments only measured sexual functioning. Findings underscore the need to validate instruments appropriate for use among FGM/C survivors.

DOI

10.1080/19317611.2019.1572687

Language

English

Project

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

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