Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 8

Obstetrical Complications Linked to Female Genital Mutilation in the 3rd Reference Obstetric Service at Chu Point G. Bamako/Mali

Kanté Ibrahim Ousmane1*, Coulibaly Ahmadou1, Traoré Mamadou Salia1, Sima Mamadou1, Théra Tiounkani Augustin1, Daou Seydou Z4, Fané Seydou2, Traoré Alassane3, Traoré Youssouf2 and Teguété Ibrahima2

1Obstetric Gynecology Service of C.H.U Point “G”, Bamako, Mali 2Obstetric Gynecology Service of C.H.U Gabriel TOURE, Bamako, Mali 3Reference Health Center of the Municipality V, Bamako, Mali 4Obstetric Gynecology Service of C.H.U KATI, Bamako, Mali


*Corresponding Author: Kanté Ibrahim Ousmane, Obstetric Gynecology Service of C.H.U Point “G”, Bamako, Mali.

Received: June 12, 2020; Published: July 16, 2020



Aim: To study obstetric complications linked to female genital mutilation (FGM).

Patients and Methods: Our study was carried out in the obstetrics department CHU Point G. It was a case/control study. The case being the excised woman and the witness, the non-excised woman. Our study lasted sixteen months, from 01/01/2019 to 04/30/2020. Were included, primiparas from 14 to 49 years old excised or not. Not all non-consenting women were detained. The sample size was calculated based on the case/control sample. Data collection was done on individual questionnaires. Data analysis and processing was done on SPSS 12.0 and Word 2013. Statistical tests: Chi2. P < 0.05.

Results: During our study we had 1518 deliveries of which 266 women included. The major age group was 14 - 19, or 51.1% in the cases and controls. The Bambara’s and Songhai’s were the majority ethnic groups in the two cases with respectively 34.6% and 31.1% with P < 0.00. The illiterate and the secondary level were respectively in the majority in the cases and the controls with respectively 57.8% and 59.3% with P < 0.00. Type 3 circumcision accounted for 12%. Episiotomy was performed in 56.4% of the cases and 5.3% in the controls with P < 0.05. The tears were noted in 51.1% in the cases against 11.3% in the controls and complicated in 23.5% with P < 0.05.

Conclusion: FGM was a frequent practice in our countries and can be a source of obstetric complications such as hemorrhage due to tear of the soft parts. Measures must be taken to eradicate this scourge.

Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation; Childbirth; Episiotomy; Perineal Tears



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Citation: Kanté Ibrahim Ousmane., et al. “Obstetrical Complications Linked to Female Genital Mutilation in the 3rd Reference Obstetric Service at Chu Point G. Bamako/Mali". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 31-36.


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