International Conference on Research, Healthcare and Preventive Measures for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting - and Support for Capacity Strengthening of Leadership and Research in Africa

Date and time: 
Mon, 2011-10-17 09:48
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Held on 17-19 October 2011, at Nairobi’s Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, the conference consisted of nine sessions, including individual presentations and round-table discussions
(see annex). Speakers addressed global challenges, the quality of research, efforts to eliminate the
practice in Africa, obstetric and other complications, reconstructive surgery, medical and surgical treatment of long-term complications, FGM/C and HIV, work against
the rite in Norway, relationships and negotiations of the issue among adolescent immigrant girls, the child’s perspective on the ritual, legal and human rights aspects in Kenya, psychological consequences and treatment, sexual consequences, the role of cultural and social norms in perpetuating or abandoning the rite, determinants, harmful traditional practices, medicalization the training of health-care providers and programme implementers, community interventions and a design for evaluating interventions. In addition, a round-table discussion was held on the establishment of the African Coordination Centre for the Elimination of FGM/C.

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Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2015-10-23 09:48
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