Impact of psychological disorders after female genital mutilation among Kurdish girls in Northern Iraq

2011Jan Ilhan Kizilhan – Eur. J. Psychiat

This study investigated the mental health status of young girls after genital mutilation in Northern Iraq. Although experts assume that circumcised girls are more prone to psychiatric illnesses than non-circumcised girls, little research has been conducted to confirm this claim. For the purpose of this study, it was assumed that female genital mutilation is connected with a high rate of posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD).

Key wordsfemale genital mutilation

CountriesGlobal / Iraq