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Qualitative study of perinatal care experiences among Somali women and local health care professionals in Norway. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2004;112(1):29-35.

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Vangen S, Johansen REB, Sundby J, Træen B, Stray-Pedersen B.

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OBJECTIVE: To explore how perinatal care practice may influence labor outcomes among circumcised women.
STUDY DESIGN: In-depth interviews were conducted with 23 Somali immigrants and 36 Norwegian health care professionals about their experiences from antenatal care, delivery and the management of circumcision.
RESULTS: Circumcision was not recognized as an important delivery issue among Norwegian health care professionals and generally the topic was not addressed antenatally. The Somalis feared lack of experience and sub-optimal treatment at delivery. All of the women expressed a strong fear of cesarean section. Health care professionals were uncertain about delivery procedures for infibulated women and occasionally cesarean sections were performed in place of defibulation. CONCLUSION: We hypothesize that neglect of circumcision may lead to adverse birth outcomes including unnecessary cesarean sections, prolonged second stage of labor and low Apgar scores. We suggest that infibulated women need a carefully planned delivery, correctly performed defibulation and adequate pain relief.

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➡ c-section/caesarean ; depression, anxiety ; traumatism ; psychology ; fetal distress

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Cécile Loup — 18 Dec 2003

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