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Volume 136, Issue Supplement S1

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Special Issue: Management of health outcomes of female genital mutilation: Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses
  • February 2017
  • Pages 1–82
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Management of health outcomes of female genital mutilation: Systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. Guest Editors: Karin Stein and Michelle J. Hindin. Publication of this supplement was supported by the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR)

Editorial

Overview

Prioritizing and synthesizing evidence to improve the health care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation: An overview of the process

Authors
Karin Stein, Michelle J. Hindin, Doris Chou, Lale Say
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3–12
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12050

There is a paucity of evidence on how to address the health needs of women and girls living with FGM. Further high quality research is warranted.

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Timing and effects of deinfibulation for improving health outcomes among girls and women living with type III FGM

Deinfibulation for preventing or treating complications in women living with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Authors
Babasola O. Okusanya, Olabisi Oduwole, Nuria Nwachuku, Martin M. Meremikwu
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13–20
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12056

Low‐quality evidence suggests deinfibulation reduces the risk of cesarean delivery and postpartum hemorrhage in women living with type III female genital mutilation.

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Antepartum or intrapartum deinfibulation for childbirth in women with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Authors
Ekpereonne Esu, Atim Udo, Babasola O. Okusanya, David Agamse, Martin M. Meremikwu
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21–29
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12055

Current recommendations for the optimal timing of deinfibulation in pregnancy differ. We found no significant difference between antepartum and intrapartum deinfibulation on childbirth outcomes.

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Interventions for improving sexual function and relieving genital pain among girls and women living with FGM

Surgical and nonsurgical interventions for vulvar and clitoral pain in girls and women living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review

Authors
Ifeanyichukwu Ezebialu, Obiamaka Okafo, Chukwudi Oringanje, Udoezuo Ogbonna, Ekong Udoh, Friday Odey, Martin M. Meremikwu
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34–37
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12048

There is limited information on the management of vulvar and clitoral pain in women living with FGM.

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Sexual counselling for treating or preventing sexual dysfunction in women living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review

Authors
Uduak Okomo, Miriam Ogugbue, Elizabeth Inyang, Martin M. Meremikwu
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38–42
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12049

There was no evidence for the effects of sexual counseling on the sexual function of women living with female genital mutilation. Studies assessing this intervention are needed.

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Psychological and counselling interventions for girls and women living with FGM

Counselling for deinfibulation among women with type III female genital mutilation: A systematic review

Authors
Segun Bello, Miriam Ogugbue, Moriam Chibuzor, Uduak Okomo, Martin M. Meremikwu
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47–50
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12044

We were unable to conclude whether or not administering counselling before deinfibulation influences patients’ satisfaction or rate of request for reinfibulation.

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Supportive psychotherapy or client education alongside surgical procedures to correct complications of female genital mutilation: A systematic review

Authors
Olukayode Abayomi, Moriam T. Chibuzor, Babasola O. Okusanya, Ekpereonne Esu, Edward Odey, Martin M. Meremikwu
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51–55
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12042

There is no evidence about whether supportive counselling, alongside surgery, improves outcomes for women living with female genital mutilation. Well‐conducted studies are urgently needed to guide practice.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for post‐traumatic stress disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders in women and girls living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review

Authors
Adegoke Adelufosi, Bassey Edet, Dachi Arikpo, Ememobong Aquaisua, Martin M. Meremikwu
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56–59
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12043

No evidence exists on the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for the management of the psychological consequences in women living with female genital mutilation.

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Educational interventions for improving knowledge and attitudes of girls and women and healthcare providers toward FGM

Providing information about the consequences of female genital mutilation to healthcare providers caring for women and girls living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review

Authors
Chioma M. Oringanje, Anthony Okoro, Ogonna N. Nwankwo, Martin M. Meremikwu
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65–71
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12057

There was no evidence that providing information on female genital mutilation to health personnel has an effect on providers’ knowledge of attitudes toward the practice or client satisfaction.

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Providing information to improve body image and care‐seeking behavior of women and girls living with female genital mutilation: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

Authors
Ekpereonne Esu, Ifeyinwa Okoye, Iwara Arikpo, Regina Ejemot‐Nwadiaro, Martin M. Meremikwu
First Published:
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72–78
DOI:
10.1002/ijgo.12058

Providing information to women living with female genital mutilation to improve body image and care‐seeking behavior appears beneficial, but further research is needed.

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