Understanding Female Genital Mutilation in Birmingham - Findings from a Peer Study
The primary objective of this study was to explore female genital mutilation (FGM) in Birmingham as currently there is limited knowledge around the perceptions of FGM
within local communities. This report illuminates issues of the continuing impact of FGM on the lives of affected women and communities, access to services, beliefs
and perceptions around FGM and related issues, evidence for continued practice and differences particularly between older and younger generations in Birmingham.
Author(s): Alexis Palfreyman, Eleanor Brown and Sara Nam
Publisher: Options UK and Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid
Fifteen peer researchers conducted a total of 90 interviews over the course of four months, from September to January 2011. the data collected was analysed by two social scientists to increase validity of the data.
Transcripts were coded and text (quotes and stories) selected and placed within a coding framework that emerged in the analysis phase.
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free