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Nursing students’ views on female genital mutilation in Tanzania
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
The Swedish Red Cross University College.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sjuksköterskestudenters syn på kvinnlig könsstympning i Tanzania (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in Tanzania since 1998; nonetheless this procedure is still being performed in some regions of the country. Since the prohibition of this practice it has become harder to detect the practitioners. Nurses are one of the professions who can identify the women who have been exposed to FGM, which creates an opportunity to provide care for these women and educate them about the practice. The aim of this study is to describe Tanzanian nursing students’ views on FGM. Data was collected with focus group interviews with second and third year students at a nursing school in northwest Tanzania. Data was analysed inductively by content analysis. The results, the students’ views on FGM, were categorised into four themes; ‘FGM creates suffering’, ‘the right to sexual integrity’, ‘the role of nurses’ and ‘educating the patient and the community’. The findings clearly demonstrate that the students’ negative attitudes toward the practice are based on their knowledge of its harmful implications on health. For further research, it may be of interest to study nursing students’ views of the practice in more FGM-prevalent regions of Tanzania.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
female genital mutilation, FGM, nursing students, Tanzania, views
National Category
Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-2340OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-2340DiVA: diva2:1076800
Educational program
Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
Uppsok
Medicine
Note

Röda Korsets sjuksköterskeförening stipendium 2017

Available from: 2017-02-24 Created: 2017-02-23 Last updated: 2017-06-07Bibliographically approved

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