Intermittent self-catheterisation for urological problems caused by FGM

Duncan, Debbie (2016) Intermittent self-catheterisation for urological problems caused by FGM. British Journal of Nursing, 25 (18). ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

This is the fourth and final article in a series on female genital mutilation (FGM). It describes the complications of FGM, with a focus on the urinary ones. FGM refers to all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia and/or damage to other female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified FGM into four types (1–4). Women who have type 3 commonly experience long-term complications of their urological tract. The first-line treatment for type 3 FGM involves surgical defibulation, but this is not always successful and women can be left with neurogenic bladder dysfunction and urethral stricture disease. Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) enables these women to have control of their bladder function.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation, Deinfibulation, Urogynaecological, Complications, Intermittent Self-Catheterisation, Closed System
Divisions: ?? BucksNewUniversity ??
Depositing User: J McPeak
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:26
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/15102

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