Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on Health of Migrant and Second Generation Women: Results from a National Survey in France (ExH)

Armelle Andro, Université Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne and Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Emmanuelle Cambois, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Marie Lesclingand, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis and Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)

The ExH survey conducted in 2007-2008 in France on a sample of 714 women who have undergone FGM provides a means to understand and measure the consequences of FGM on the health and reproductive lives of mutilated women living in a context of high level healthcare services. Thanks to a "control" sample of 2168 not mutilated women interviewed under the same conditions, we were able to identify the risks of pathologies and complications specifically linked to FGM. Regarding both the reproductive and sexual health, the consequences of FGM have rarely been measured, notably in the host countries of immigrant women. This survey contributes new data in this area and also breaks new ground by addressing the consequences of FGM in relation to disability, broadening the field of investigation to other dimensions of daily life and well-being. The results will shed new light on the medico-social consequences of FGM.

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Presented in Poster Session 3