Beginning with a descriptive review of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), this thesis seeks to highlight any potential associations between negative mental health outcomes amongst women/girls who have undergone FGM/C. If such associations are present, such insights could be used to improve both an access-to-care model and a service delivery model to women/girls who have undergone FGM/C. On a larger scale, this paper seeks to place these mental health outcomes within a broader context of how, why and under what conditions FGM/C occurs. Information gleaned from this study will inform the development and refinement of a more comprehensive and inclusive intervention available to both women/girls who have undergone FGM/C and the larger community-based mental healthcare services. To this end, any gaps or shortcomings with regards to mental healthcare outcomes, services or suggested practices will be addressed in the form of policy proposals.
|School:||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Law, Mental health, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Female genital mutilation, FGM, Mental health, Program proposal, Women's health|
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