Obstetric Care in Scotland: the experience of women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Baldeh, F. (2013) Obstetric Care in Scotland: the experience of women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), no. 56.
This study aimed to explore the experiences of obstetric care in Scotland among women who have undergone FGM. The study adopted a qualitative approach and data were collected using tape recording interviews. Interviews were conducted with seven African women who have undergone FGM and experienced obstetric care needs in Scotland. Findings of the study indicate that the women interviewed had unsatisfactorily experiences in Scotland during the obstetric period, particularly in relation to communications. The study concludes that FGM is not being addressed adequately during obstetric care and there is a lack of communication on the subject between healthcare professionals and women who have undergone the procedure. The study identifies the need to educate health care professionals about the issue of FGM, using more culturally sensitive methods.