Rekonstruktion efter rituel kvindelig omskæring

Translated title of the contribution: Reconstruction of ritual female genital mutilation

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Abstract

This review discusses female genital mutilation (FGM), which is a culturally founded ritual of unknown origin. The definition is intentional altering or injuring the female genitals for non-medical reasons. The WHO estimates, that more than 200 million women have sequelae from FGM. Acute compli-ca-tions range from haemorrhage and infection to death, while the most common chronic complications are vulvar pain, problems with micturition and childbirth, recurrent infec-tions, dysmenorrhoea, and dyspareunia. Favourable surgical techniques are available. Hitherto, these techniques are limited to certain types of FGM.

Translated title of the contributionReconstruction of ritual female genital mutilation
Original languageDanish
Article numberV09180627
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume181
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2019

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