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Female genital mutilation: whose problem, whose solution?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.106 (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:106

FGM major factor in HIV transmission in Africa

Sir

I have seldom seen referenced the trauma that is evident in heterosexual
sex in couples following FGM type 2 just as much as type 3. This trauma
must play an important part in the explosive spread of HIV on the African
continent.
Addressing FGM should be part of HIV prevention just as ensuring condom
provision.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

25 July 2006
Gillian A Braunold
GP
Kilburn Park Medical Centre 12 Cambridge Gardens London NW6 5AY