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Self deinfibulation during unassisted home delivery: a hitherto unknown dimension of female genital mutilation?

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submitted on 2023-03-15, 11:51 and posted on 2023-07-13, 06:33 authored by Nuda Elnagi Mousa Hago, Isaac A. Babarinsa, Zeena Saeed Bu Shurbak

The severe scarring and distortion which follows genital mutilation may make subsequent childbirth difficult or traumatic. Deinfibulation has been advocated and practiced in hospitals. We present a patient who deinfibulated herself during a successful home delivery, and presented to hospital thereafter. 

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Published in: Case Reports in Perinatal Medicine
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
See article on publisher's website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/crpm-2017-0051 

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Language

  • English

Publisher

DeGruyter

Publication Year

  • 2018

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Sidra Medical and Research Center

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