Journal of Clinical Trials

Journal of Clinical Trials
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0870

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Sharareh Akhavan

Department of Analysis, The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden

  • Research Article   
    Swedish Healthcare for Women Subjected to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)
    Author(s): Sharareh Akhavan*

    Background: FGM/C can lead to a number of health complications, such as pain during intercourse or childbirth, psychological problems, and postpartum complications. This study seeks to describe and assess Swedish healthcare for women subjected to FGM/C. Methods: This aim encompasses three research foci: (1) to inventory Swedish regional healthcare guidelines and policies for care for women who have undergone FGM/C, (2) to map healthcare consumption among women who have undergone FGM/C, and (3) to map the type of care measures and treatment they have been offered in the Swedish healthcare system. A questionnaire was sent to healthcare regional managers and a database study was conducted. Results: The inventory of the healthcare regions' guidelines shows that five of 21 had no guidelines. The number of wom.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0870.21.s12.001

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