BHS 414 MOD 2 CASE - Cross Cultural Health Perspectives...

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Cross Cultural Health Perspectives BHS414 Module 2 Case Based Study Dr. Angela Hegamin Written By: 09 JAN 2006 Nawal is a 35-year-old married woman struggling with a decision regarding her 13-year-old daughter. Nawal was born and raised in the Sudan where, in most parts, female circumcision is culturally accepted and considered a normal part of growing up. However, for the past five years, Nawal has lived in the United States and is hesitant, despite the pressures from her family, to have the procedure preformed on her daughter. There are three types of female circumcisions, which can very from culture to culture. “In Sudan, Type 1, known as the Sunna, generally entails only removal of the tip of the prepuce. Type 2 is referred to as Matwasat, and includes removal of the clitoris along with part or all of the labia minora. Type 3, the Pharaonic, which is the most severe form, involves removal of most or all of the external genitalia.” (Islam and Uddin) Female circumcisions are often performed by people with very little knowledge of the human
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course BHS 414 taught by Professor Drherman during the Spring '11 term at Trident Technical College.

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