ANSER FWO proposal submitted on medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Kenya

(02-04-2021) Prof. Sarah Van de Velde, Dr. Nina Van Eeckert (University of Antwerp) and Prof. Samuel Kimani (University of Nairobi) submitted a project proposal “Exploring trends in medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting.

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Prof. Sarah Van de Velde, Dr. Nina Van Eeckert (University of Antwerp) and Prof. Samuel Kimani (University of Nairobi) submitted a project proposal “Exploring trends in medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting, in Kenya: a dual perspective from demand and supply side” for FWO funding.

The study will focus on the Abagusii and the Maasai communities in Kenya where decreasing prevalence trends in FGM/C appear alongside increasing medicalization rates. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods will be applied to generate knowledge on these two trends through the optics of the Abagusii and Maasai community in Kenya and to explore decision-making on the practice of FGM/C at both demand side (the practicing families/communities) and supply side of medicalized FGM/C (the trained health professionals who accept to offer FGM/C services).

The two ANSER member institutions expect feedback on the application by September 2021.
If you want to know more about medicalisation of FGM/C have a look at the ANSER knowledge clip on the issue: https://www.screencast.com/t/o77pApT9pVpo