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Prévention en milieu médical de l’excision en France : pistes d’amélioration

Abstract : Introduction and objectives: The practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a problem in France despite the progress made since the 1970s and medical personnel plays an important role in preventing it. Nevertheless, persistent difficulties to address this problem are reported. Based on an assessment of said prevention in the medical sphere, this study aims at finding ways to improve it, used tools and contents, the final goal being the clarification of the medical staff's role regarding this issue and the facilitation of their interventions. Tools ans methods: A survey was carried out at the University of Parakou, Benin, involving medicine students. The goal is to evaluate through their answers the phenomenon of excision in Benin, their stance regarding the practice, and to gather their opinion on prevention in both Benin and Western countries to find improvements that could be introduced in France. A bibliographical review and interviews with French specialists of FGM brought more depth to the study. Results and conclusion: Performing this analysis raises the need to further educate medical personnel on the issue of FGM. Men should also participate more during appointments. Since the subject is still taboo, synergy between interpersonal and public communication is to be attained. Aside from a dense, multiform argument that is differently received by the concerned population, underlining medical arguments and legal arguments outside of France is essential. Adopting a less asymmetrical stance with patients or their families and adapting the treatment on a case by case basis are also good practices.
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Alice Claudé. Prévention en milieu médical de l’excision en France : pistes d’amélioration. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2015. ⟨dumas-01220571⟩



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