Scientific profiles in the field of female genital mutilation/cutting

Biglu, Mohammad-Hossein and Alireza, Farnam and Abotalebi, Parvaneh Scientific profiles in the field of female genital mutilation/cutting. Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, 2017, vol. 8, n. 1, pp. 1-5. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Introduction: Females genital mutilation/Cutting is a harmful traditional procedure disturbing the health of girls and women. It has a continuing sexual, physiological and psychological influence on women health life. The objective of current study was to visualize and analyze the global scientific activities in the field of female genital mutilation/Cutting during a period of 15 years through 2001-2015. Methodology: A Scientometric analysis was carried out to depict the global activities towards scientific production in the field of female genital mutilation/cutting during a period of 15 years. The Core Collection of Web of Science database was employed to extract all papers indexed as a topic of female genital mutilation/cutting through 2001-2015. The Science of Science Tool was used to map the co-authorship network of papers in the field. Results: Analysis of data showed that, although the number of papers in the field of female genital mutilation/cutting was not remarkable, but it steady increased through the period of study, so that the number of papers in 2015 was two times greater than those in 2006. English consisting 94% of total publication was the language of publications. The vast majority of publication type was in the form of journal articles (65%). Based on the Bradford Scatterings law the journal of “International of Gynecology Obstetrics” was the most productive journal. USA, England and Australia were the most productive countries in the field. Conclusion: The study concluded that the research activities in the field of FGM/C regarding to the number of circumcised women in the world was very small and insufficient. The psychological aspects of FGM/C have been neglected by the scientists as well as the women health organizations.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: : Female genital mutilation; Co-authorship; Web of Science (WOS); Core collection; Scientific analysis
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Mohammad Hossein Biglu
Date deposited: 02 May 2017 13:45
Last modified: 02 May 2017 13:45
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/31134

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