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dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.denone
dc.contributor.authorVillani, Michela
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Judith Louise
dc.contributor.authorBodenmann, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-05T10:30:47Z
dc.date.available2018-11-05T10:30:47Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2076-0760none
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.genderopen.de/25595/534
dc.description.abstractFemale genital mutilation (FGM) is a significant public health problem. It is estimated that around 14,700 women affected by FGM live in Switzerland, primarily among women with a history of migration. Our qualitative research investigated the sexual health of immigrant women living with FGM in Switzerland, describing their own perception of health, reproductive life and sexuality. We conducted semi-structured, in-depth interviews with a group of eight immigrant women of sub-Saharan origin living in Switzerland with Type III FGM (infibulation). Seven of the women were from Somalia and one was from the Ivory Coast. All of the Somali women were mothers and married (two separated), and the Ivorian woman was a single mother. The women in our study reported a low level of sexual satisfaction and reproductive health. They affirmed their desire to improve, or at least change, their condition. Although they rarely talk with their husbands about sexual subject matter, they would like to include them more and improve dialogue. Specific socio-sexual management is recommended when caring for immigrant women living with FGM in order to respond to their specific health care needs. Multidisciplinary approaches may be able to offer more comprehensive health care, including facilitated communication to improve dialogue between women and health care professionals, and eventually between women and their husbands in discussing sexual subject matter.none
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.subjectMigrationnone
dc.subjectFemale Genital Mutilationnone
dc.subjectGesundheitnone
dc.subjectReproduktionnone
dc.subjectKommunikationnone
dc.subjectSexualitätnone
dc.subject.ddc613 Persönliche Gesundheit und Sicherheitnone
dc.titleIn Their Own Words: The Health and Sexuality of Immigrant Women with Infibulation Living in Switzerlandnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25595/528
dc.source.pageinfo71none
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
dc.source.journalSocial Sciencesnone
dc.source.issue4none
dc.source.volume5none
dc.identifier.pihttps://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5040071none
local.typeZeitschriftenartikel


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