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Somali Refugee Women and Their U.S. Healthcare Providers: Knowledge, Perceptions and Experiences of Childbearing

Abstract As a form of bodily modification, female circumcision has generated unprecedented debates across the medical community, social sciences disciplines, governmental/non-governmental agencies and activists and others. The various terminologies used to refer to it attest to differences in knowledge systems, perceptions, and lived experiences emerging from divergent cultures and ideologies. In the last two decades, these debates have evolved from a local matter to a global health concern and human rights issue, coinciding with the largest influx of African refugees to the Western nations. Various forms of female circumcision are reported in 28 countries in the African Continent; Somalia has one of the highest prevalence of female circumcision and... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Fawcett, Lubayna (Author) / Maupin,, Jonathan N. (Advisor) / Brewis Slade, Alexandra (Committee member) / Johnson-Agbakwu, Crista E. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cultural anthropology / Social research / Health sciences / Body / Childbirth / Embodiment / Female circumcision / Healthcare providers / Somali refugee women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 347 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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