alexa Scientific Profiles in the Field of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
ISSN: 2157-7420

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics
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Research Article

Scientific Profiles in the Field of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Mohammad-Hossein Biglu1*, Alireza Farnam2 and Parvaneh Abotalebi2

1Department of Clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2Research Center of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Mohammad-Hossein Biglu
Department of Clinical Psychology
Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University
Tabriz, Iran
Tel: +98 411 3361300
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 15, 2016; Accepted Date: March 08, 2017; Published Date: March 15, 2017

Citation: Biglu MH, Farnam A, Abotalebi P (2017) Scientific Profiles in the Field of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. J Health Med Informat 8:252. doi: 10.4172/2157- 7420.1000252

Copyright: © 2017 Biglu MH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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.


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