Prevention of female genital mutilation/cutting

Recent overviews

Berg, R. C., & Denison, E. (2012a). Effectiveness of Interventions Designed to Prevent Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Systematic Review. Studies in Family Planning, 43(2), 135-146.

Berg, R. C., & Denison, E. (2012b). Interventions to Reduce the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in African Countries. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 8(9).

Berg, R. C., & Denison, E. M. (2013). A Realist Synthesis of Controlled Studies to Determine the Effectiveness of Interventions to Prevent Genital Cutting of Girls. Paediatrics and International Child Health, 33(4), 322-333.

Feldman-Jacobs, C. (ed). (2013). Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Lessons from a Decade of Progress, Washington: Population Reference Bureau.


Further works

Brown, E., Mwangi-Powell, F., Jerotich, M., & le May, V. (2016). Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya: Are Young Men Allies in Social Change Programmes? Reproductive health matters, 24(47), 118-125.

Cloward, K. (2015). Elites, Exit Options, and Social Barriers to Norm Change: The Complex Case of Female Genital Mutilation. Studies in Comparative International Development, 50(3), 378-407.

Cloward, K. (2016). When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage: Oxford University Press.

Diop, N. J., & Askew, I. (2009). The Effectiveness of a CommunityBased Education Program on Abandoning Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Senegal. Studies in Family Planning, 40(4), 307-318.

Esu, E., Okoye, I., Arikpo, I., EjemotNwadiaro, R., & Meremikwu, M. M. (2017). Providing Information to Improve Body Image and CareSeeking Behavior of Women and Girls Living with Female Genital Mutilation: A Systematic Review and MetaAnalysis. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 136(S1), 72-78.

Irvine, L. (2011). Ending Female Genital Cutting: How Have Various Approaches Attempted to Address the Cultural Significance of the Practice and Its Impacts Upon Women’s Bodies. Polis Journal, 5, 1-43.

Ruiz, I. J., Martínez, P. A., & Bravo, M. d. M. P. (2016). Key Points for Abolishing Female Genital Mutilation from the Perspective of the Men Involved. Midwifery, 34, 30-35.

ShellDuncan, B., Hernlund, Y., Wander, K., and Moreau, A. (2010). Contingency and Change in the Practice of Female Genital Cutting: Dynamics of Decision Making in Senegambia: Summary Report, UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank.

TOSTAN. (1999). Breakthrough in Senegal: Ending Female Genital Cutting. New York, NY: Population Council.

UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund). (2010). The dynamics of social change towards the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting in five African countries, Unicef Innocenti Research Centre: Florence.

Varol, N., Turkmani, S., Black, K., Hall, J., & Dawson, A. (2015). The Role of Men in Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation: A Systematic Review. BMC public health, 15(1), 1034.

Waigwa, S., Doos, L., Bradbury-Jones, C., & Taylor, J. (2018). Effectiveness of Health Education as an Intervention Designed to Prevent Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (Fgm/C): A Systematic Review. Reproductive health, 15(1), 62.