Nursing students´knowledge of and attitudes towards female genital mutilation: a quantitative study in Ghana
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The topic of this study was Female Genital Mutilation, a crime against human rights and a severe problem in parts of Africa. Laws against FGM have had limited effect and nurses are faced with many opportunities to inspire behavioral changes in individuals, making the aim of this study to explore Ghana’s nursing students’ knowledge of and attitudes towards female genital mutilation. Data was collected at the Atibie Midwifery and Nursing Training School located in central Ghana. It was a descriptive non-experimental empirical study carried out by collecting quantitative data with questionnaires. Data was registered and analyzed manually. The outcome of this study indicated that nursing students at Atibie Midwifery and Nursing Training School in Ghana have a fairly high knowledge of FGM and FGM-related complications. Further, the students seem to have very mixed attitudes towards FGM, the majority being a negative attitude towards the practice. Although, a small part of the study population does have a more traditional point of view.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 53 p.
female genital mutilation, attitude, knowledge, nursing students, Ghana
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-193OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-193DiVA: diva2:458813