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Table 10 List of highly cited articles on FGM/C (1930 – 2015)

From: Bibliometric analysis of literature on female genital mutilation: (1930 – 2015)

SCRa Authors Title Source title Number of citations
1st Banks, E. [49] “Female genital mutilation and obstetric outcome: WHO collaborative prospective study in six African countries” Lancet 221
2nd Toubia N. [50] “Female circumcision as a public health issue” New England Journal of Medicine 180
3rd Morison L. [51] “The long-term reproductive health consequences of female genital cutting in rural Gambia: A community-based survey” Tropical Medicine and International Health 87
4th Dirie M.A., Lindmark G. [52] “The risk of medical complications after female circumcision” East African Medical Journal 87
5th Shell-Duncan B. [53] “The medicalization of female 'circumcision': Harm reduction or promotion of a dangerous practice?” Social Science and Medicine 85
6th Obermeyer C.M.[54] “The consequences of female circumcision for health and sexuality: An update on the evidence” Culture, Health and Sexuality 76
7th Chalmers B., Hashi K.O. [55] “432 Somali women's birth experiences in Canada after earlier female genital mutilation” Birth 74
8th De Silva S. [56] “Obstetric sequelae of female circumcision” European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 73
9th Jones H. [57] “Female genital cutting practices in Burkina Faso and Mali and their negative health outcomes” Studies in Family Planning 67
10th Behrendt A., Moritz S. [58] “Posttraumatic stress disorder and memory problems after female genital mutilation” American Journal of Psychiatry 64
  1. FGM/C female genital mutilation/cutting
  2. aSCR standard competition ranking. Equal countries were given the same ranking number, and then a gap is left in the ranking numbers