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Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) coding capacities in Swiss university hospitals using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Published inBMC Public Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 1151
Publication date2021
Abstract

The real prevalence and incidence of women living with or at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is unknown in Switzerland and many parts of Europe, as there are no representative surveys similar to DHS or MICS for European countries. Indirect estimates are commonly used to estimate the number of women with FGM/C in high-income countries, but may not reflect the actual FGM/C prevalence among migrants. Direct measures may provide more accurate estimates that could guide policy- and clinical decision-making. Swiss hospital data may provide a sample of patients that can be used to describe the prevalence of FGM/C in Swiss hospitals. Our study assesses the number of inpatient women and girls in Swiss university hospitals from countries with high FGM/C prevalence, and of inpatients with a coded diagnosis of FGM/C.

Keywords
  • Circumcision, Female
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Prevalence
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Female genital cutting
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Indirect estimates,
  • Coding
  • International classification of diseases
  • ICD
  • Switzerland
Funding
  • Autre - Swiss Network Against Female Genital Cutting, Caritas Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
Citation (ISO format)
COTTLER-CASANOVA, Sara et al. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) coding capacities in Swiss university hospitals using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In: BMC Public Health, 2021, vol. 21, n° 1, p. 1151. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11160-6
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