Retrospective survey to the prevalence of FGM or female circumcision among midwifes in 2008
Retrospectief onderzoek naar de prevalentie van vrouwenbesnijdenis of VGV in de verloskundigen praktijk in 2008
Retrospective survey by sending questionnaire to midwifery practice; response rate was 93% (n=478). Respondents were asked about the number of circumcised women they had in 2008.
Korfker D, Rijnders M, Detmar S
Year of data collection
Prevalence data on FGM
40% of pregnant women, originating from at risk countries, who deliver in the NL, are circumcised
Limitations of study
Recall bias by professionals (retrospective nature of study); underreporting as not all professionals are asking about FGM at intake; refugees/migrants from FGM risk countries are not representative for population in country of origin.