News from the Evidence to End FGM/C Project

1 May, 2019

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JOURNAL ARTICLE │ Decision-making in the practice of FGM/C in Sudan: A cross-sectional study

Global Health Research and Policy

In Sudan, little is known about household decision-making as it relates to FGM/C. This study aimed to understand the key people involved in FGM/C-related decisions, and to assess predictors of households’ decision to cut or not cut the youngest daughter and the reasons for these decisions.

JOURNAL ARTICLE │Measurement of the sexual health and wellbeing of women who have undergone FGM/C: A scoping review

International Journal of Sexual Health

Researchers conducted a scoping review to identify and assess instruments used to measure sexual health and wellbeing in women who have undergone FGM/C. The team retrieved and assessed ten validated instruments using an 18-item checklist derived from the Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of Health Status Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) checklist.

EVIDENCE BRIEF │The medicalisation of FGM/C in Kenya: Perspectives of families and health care providers

This evidence brief summarises key findings from a study that sought to understand the shifts in FGM/C including medicalisation among the Kisii, Kuria, and Somali communities in Garissa, Kisii, Migori, and Nairobi counties.

POLICY BRIEF │Tracing change in FGM/C: Shifting norms and practices among communities in Narok and Kisii counties, Kenya

This policy brief summarises key findings from a study that examined whether there are shifts in norms and practices related to FGM/C among communities in Narok (predominantly inhabited by Maasai) and Kisii (predominantly inhabited by Abagusii) counties.


HIFA profile: Catherine Unthank is Communications and Knowledge Management Coordinator, Population Council, Washington DC, USA. Email: cunthank AT