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  1. Sexuality issues in the movement to abolish female genital cutting in Sudan.

    Medical Anthropology Quarterly 20(1):121 (2006) PMID 16612996

    Ethnographic research in seven rural Sudanese communities in 2004 demonstrates the deep association between infibulation and expectations for successful male sexual response, reinforced by aesthetic values about the preferred body form for females. In contrast, women conceive of the uninfibulate...
  2. Socio-cultural dynamics of female genital cutting: research findings, gaps, and directions.

    Culture, Health and Sexuality 7(5):429 (2005) PMID 16864214

    The goal of abolishing female genital cutting (FGC, or also FGM or 'female circumcision') requires that the socio-cultural dynamics of the practice be well understood if behavioural change is to be accomplished. This paper, based on the literature and the author's ethnographic research in Sudan,...
  3. The Islamic movement, development, and health education: Recent changes in the health of rural women in Central Sudan

    Social Science & Medicine 33(6):637 (1991)

    Follow-up research on women's work and health in two rural areas of Sudan in 1989 identified several areas of change since the 1970s. Health improvements due to better access to education and health services were noted. However, interethnic contacts have led to some experimentation with the...