|Titre :||A critical review to explore the knowledge and attitude of men from an FGM-practising country on the practice of FGM (2021)|
|Auteurs :||Joanna Andrews|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Midirs. Midwifery Digest (Vol. 31, n° 4, December 2021)|
|Article en page(s) :||p. 425-430|
Paramédical (MeSH)Circoncision féminine ; Communication ; Conjoints ; Connaissance ; Connaissances, attitudes et pratiques en santé ; Culture (sociologie) ; Éducation sexuelle ; Femmes victimes de violence ; Hommes ; Information en santé des consommateurs ; Perception ; Perception sociale ; Relations interpersonnelles
Background: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation of women and girls and the practice remains prevalent worldwide (World Health Organization (WHO) 2016). FGM is an emotive and sensitive subject area, making it difficult to research (Safari 2013). A UK-based study which investigated the perceptions of women who have had FGM found that spouses are influential in decision making (Safari 2013). This finding suggests that there is a need to educate men from FGM-high-prevalence countries about the complications of FGM and the support they need to give women who have suffered FGM (Safari 2013).
Objective: To explore the knowledge and attitudes of men from high-prevalence FGM-practising countries towards the practice of FGM.
Methods: Electronic databases CINAHL, MEDLINE and Scopus were searched using appropriate search terms combined with Boolean operators and truncation. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were established to select suitable research.
Results: Seven research studies were suitable for inclusion in the review. From these studies three themes emerged: variation in men's perception; men's perception of the impact of FGM and men's role in ending FGM.
Conclusions and recommendations: Increasing men's knowledge of the impact of FGM will support the abolition of the practice. However, more research is required to further increase knowledge of men's perceptions of FGM in a local setting.
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