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Female Genital Mutilation around The World:

Analysis of Medical Aspects, Law and Practice

  • Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala
  • Paul Nzinga Komba
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Nzinga Komba
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Nzinga Komba
    Pages 7-25
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    Pages 27-94
  5. Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Paul Nzinga Komba
    Pages 95-103
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    Pages 105-113
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    Pages 115-134
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    Pages 135-158
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    Pages 159-163
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    Pages 165-177
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About this book

Introduction

This book uses global household data to examine the prevalence, trends and geographic variation of female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world. It also addresses the underlying legal and policy aspects as well as explores the medical consequences, both immediate and long term, for those undergoing the practice. The book analyses the position of victims of this gender-based violence both from the medical and legal perspective and adopts a largely practical approach to the study of the practices, offering a fresh thinking into one of the challenges in global health and the law. In addition, it offers some insights into how health professionals can approach this category of victims and how legal practitioners can obtain a good legal result for their clients before domestic and international forums. The book addresses fundamental issues such as state liability and defences in enforcement proceedings for actions or omission of state or non-state actors, and due diligence standard in international human rights law, the main gateways available for obtaining relief for the victims of FGM. This book goes beyond the traditional debate between zero tolerance and those who wish to see the practice medicalised and tolerated and favours an advocacy programme standing firmly in favour of the right of FGM victims. This book offers a unique perspective likely to assist victims and their representatives to secure a remedy against perpetrators and the state. As such this book will be of interest to medical professionals, national and international lawyers, academics and policymakers in the field of public health.

Keywords

Data sources and statistical methodologies Female genital mutilation (FGM) Legal enforcement Prevalence, trends and regional variations The right to health Trends and geographical variation Geographic variation Global household data Legal and policy aspects as well as medical consequences Law and practice of FGM

Authors and affiliations

  • Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala
    • 1
  • Paul Nzinga Komba
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics Physics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and EnvironmentNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Wolfson CollegeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78007-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78005-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78007-8
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