Swedish health care providers' experience and knowledge of female genital cutting
Questionnaire to professionals in the health care sector
Tamaddon et al.
Year of data collection
Health care professionals (gynaecologists, midwives, paediatricians, school nurses school physicians)
Prevalence data on FGM
60% of the 458 respondents had encountered patients with FGM. 7 health care providers (NB: not percent, 7/458) had met a patient who they thought might have been through a FGM procedure recently.
Limitations of study
The study reports two major limitations: 1) low response rate (only 769 out of 2,707 questionnaires were returned). 2) Those who reported that they had seen a patient with a possibly newly performed FGM were not asked about the date. It is thus not possible to say if these 7 cases were from recent years or took place at, say, the beginning of the 1990s with many newly-arrived immigrants. We also do not know whether several respondents report the same case(s).