Female genital mutilation (FGM) and its future among Somali women in Finland
This study wanted to find out how important the female genital mutilation is in Somali women's identity in today's Finland, change in the attitude and how FGM's future in Finland is evolving. The study results showed that the continuation of FGM tradition in new generations was not seen necessary and the overall result of the study was very straight forward: FGM should be abolished from the tradition. FGM had left marks on those of the interviewees, who had had it done, but the significance of FGM in their female identity was insignificant.
Author(s): Matsuuke, Eeva
Publisher: University of Tampere
The study was based on thematic interviews that were conducted on a basis of prepared set of questions by the author.
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free