Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Mental Health, Physical Health, the Legal Landscape and a Path Forward
by Lieberman-Cribbin, Alex, M.P.H., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2019, 42; 13900161
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Katz, Craig
Commitee: Mohamed, Nihal
School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department: Public Health
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
Publication Number: 13900161
ISBN: 9781085611114
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