Veiled pain. Research in the Netherlands on the psychological, social and relational consequences of female circumcision
Versluierde pijn. Een onderzoek in Nederland naar de psychische, sociale en relationele gevolgen van meisjesbesnijdenis
The study considers psychological, social and relational consequences of FGM in the Netherlands. In this research, the women reveal their anger, fear , feelings of exclusion, sorrow and shame as well as the ways in which they deal with pain, problems and complaints due to FGM and their experiences with care in the Netherlands. The standardised questionnaires revealed that one third of the women suffers from anxiety and depression while one in six women suffers from trauma-related complaints. Insights from this publication are useful for health professionals that are confronted with women with FGM. This tools has a summary available in English.
Author(s): Vloeberghs E, Knipscheer J, van der Kwaak A, Naleie Z, van den Muysenbergh M
Qualitative and quantitative research through interviews of 66 women of Somali, Sudanese, Eritrean, Ethiopian and Sierra Leonean origin, five questionnaires (Harvard Trauma Questionnaire, Hopkins Symptom Checklist, COPE-Easy and Lowlands Acculturation Scale), and focus group discussions.
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free