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Author: UNICEF.
Publisher: UNICEF
Keywords: statistical, exploration, cutting, mutilation, genital, female
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 9280639412
ISBN-13: 9789280639414

This publication analyses available statistics on female genital mutilation/cutting, with the aim of improving understanding of related issues in the wider context of gender equality and social change. The study centres on women aged 15-49 and their daughters, presenting estimates and examining differentials in prevalence, and highlighting patterns within the data that can strategically inform programmatic efforts. It will serve as a companion piece to the November 2005 UNICEF Innocenti Digest on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

Author: Khama O. Rogo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: role, world, bank, development, health, genital, cutting, women, female
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2007-09
ISBN-10: 0821371835
ISBN-13: 9780821371831

'Female Genital Cutting, Women's Health, and Development' provides a comprehensive understanding of the issue of femal genital mutiliation/cutting-scope, challenges, opportunities, best practices, and how communities, development agencies, and national governments can work together to eliminate the practices on the ground. The World Bank is committed to assisting governments in ending the practice of female genital cutting, as the practice has direct, negative impact on the health and well-being of women around the world. The recommendations set forth in this paper take advantage of the World

Author: Marie-Helene Mottin-Sylla
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: icts, changing, africa, youth, role, female, genital, mutilation, confronting
Number of Pages: 138
Published: 2011-07-01
ISBN-10: 0857490311
ISBN-13: 9780857490315

Excision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), in Africa is no longer the private concern only of women; it is a social and political issue that concerns both men and women and this book reports on an innovative research and action project amongst girls and boys in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. The project explores whether young people's use of information technology could contribute to the abandonment of FGM. In the age of the internet, beliefs and practices of FGM are shifting, particularly among young people. The results of this project show how, in the era of globalized citizenship, a cr

Author: Caroline Sweetman
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: marriage, development, gender
Number of Pages: 110
Published: 2003-10-01
ISBN-10: 0855985046
ISBN-13: 9780855985042

Marriage is now acknowledged as an institution of key relevance to development policy, practice, and research. The vast majority of women and men get married at least once, and in many places life outside marriage is almost impossible for either sex to comtemplate. Yet marriage experienced by men is very different from marriage for women. This is because marriage is, in all male-dominated societies, an institution imbues with inequality, in which husbands and fathers rule the roost. Many cultures and legal systems still permit the control and punishment of unruly wives, through violence rangin

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: tests, syphilis, rapid
Number of Pages: 27
Published: 2007-01-01
ISBN-10: 9241547197
ISBN-13: 9789241547192

Syphilis is a curable infection caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. This infection is sexually transmitted and can also be passed on from a mother to her fetus during pregnancy. As a cause of genital ulcer disease syphilis has been associated with an increased risk of HIV transmission and acquisition. Most persons with syphilis tend to be unaware of their infection and they can transmit the infection to their sexual contacts or in the case of a pregnant woman to her unborn child. If left untreated syphilis can cause serious consequences such as stillbirth, prematurity and neonatal

Author: E. van Dyck
Publisher: World Health Organization
Keywords: diseases, transmitted, sexually, diagnosis, laboratory
Number of Pages: 156
Published: 1999
ISBN-10: 9241545011
ISBN-13: 9789241545013

This manual provides an authoritative guide to standard laboratory procedures for detecting and diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases. Addressed to clinical microbiologists and medical technologists, the manual is designed to serve as a practical bench aid, tuned to the needs and capacities of laboratories at different levels in the health system. Although the standard procedures described have universal relevance, particular attention is given to conditions in developing countries, where rapid transport of specimens may not be possible and cost factors may be decisive. Recommended procedur

Authors: Knut-Inge Klepp, Alan J. Flisher, Sylvia F. Kaaya
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: east, southern, africa, health, reproductive, adolescent, sexual, promoting
Number of Pages: 344
Published: 2008-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796922101
ISBN-13: 9780796922106

In Africa, as in many parts of the world, adolescent reproductive health is a controversial issue for policy makers and programme planners. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to HIV and AIDS and to a host of other problems such as sexually transmitted infection, unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortions, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation and unsafe circumcision. Yet many countries don’t have adolescent health policies and much remains to be done to ensure that adolescents can access appropriate sexual and reproductive health services.Articulating new perspectives and strategies to
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