RESEARCH

Resources to inform FGM-related research. 

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Ethical considerations in research on female genital mutilation
High-quality, ethical research on FGM is an essential component of efforts to end the practice as it enables investors, policy-makers and programmers to make evidence-based choices to maximize the impact of interventions while protecting everyone involved in the research.
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Questionnaire about knowledge, attitudes and practices
This questionnaire will support the evaluation of training targeted at health-care providers, where standardized measurement tools to inform their training.

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Ethical considerations in research on female genital mutilation

2022

Detailed description

High-quality, ethical research on FGM is an essential component of efforts to end the practice as it enables investors, policy-makers and programmers to make evidence-based choices to maximize the impact of interventions while protecting everyone involved in the research. Until now, however, there had been no ethical guidance to inform the ethics of research on this sensitive topic, despite the complex range of potential risks and harms. This document changes that, so that the risks are minimized and the value and impact of research is maximized carefully. Researchers, research ethics committees and anyone reviewing research protocols or interpreting research on FGM can benefit from this resource.

Questionnaire about knowledge, attitudes and practices

Forthcoming

Detailed description

This questionnaire will support the evaluation of training targeted at health-care providers, where standardized measurement tools to inform their training and to measure the impact of FGM programmes on health-care providers has previously been lacking. It fills this gap by covering the domains of FGM-related knowledge, attitudes and skills that align with the concepts and materials covered in the training to be evaluated.