Kvinnors erfarenhet av att leva med könsstympning och påverkan på hälsan och välbefinnande : En litteraturöversikt

Detta är en M1-uppsats från Röda Korsets Högskola; Röda Korsets Högskola

Sammanfattning: BACKGROUND Female genital mutilation is a traditional procedure that harms women's and girls' health globally, based on a social construct in which women are seen as private property of men and are considered objects that meet men's sexual needs. PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to describe how women who have been subjected to genital mutilation experience health, mental and social well-being. METHOD A literature review containing eight qualitative and two mixed methods original articles. The text has been discussed based on Madeleine Leininger's theory of diversity and universality in culture-related care. RESULTS: The result revealed tree themes and sub-themes: Deteriorating sexual health, sexual health and longing for intimacy and pleasure; Well-being, physical suffering and mental suffering; Experiences of health. Female genital mutilation affected health, mental and social well-being in different ways. Some participants in the analyzed studies justify genital mutilation through religion and some through culture, but all agreed that non-genitally mutilated women have less opportunity for marriage. CONCLUSIONS: The results show that women who have undergone female genital mutilation have a complex problem that affects their health both mentally and physically.

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