Il fenomeno delle Mutilazioni Genitali Femminili (MGF): Studio clinico e psicopatologico su un gruppo di immigrate in Sicilia

Translated title of the contribution: The Female Genital Mutilations (FGM): A clinical and psychopathological study on a group of immigrants in Sicily

Rosa Lo Baido, Sabina La Grutta, Cinzia Bressi, Massimo Mauri, Elena Trombini

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Abstract

Objective. The aim of our research work is to explore the troubles, the illness, the psychological pains related to the Female Genital Mutilations (FGM), by doing a clinical inquire on a women's group subjected to FGM, through the estimation of some zones like sexuality, strategy and defensive styles, the Milano objective. The aim of our research work is to explore the troubles, Mutilations (FGM), by doing a clinical inquire on a women's group subjected to FGM, through the estimation of some zones like sexuality, strategy and defensive styles, the level and the quality of mentalization and, consequently, the coping ability. Method. In the research we used the following instruments: Coloured Progressive Matrices by Raven; State-Trate Anxiety Inventory by Spielberger; Designed Histories by Trombini; Düss Tales; a clinical interview was on a subject composed of 20 women with first and third level mutilation. Results. The women's group, apart from the kind of mutilation suffered, use defensive strategies turned to dissociation. It could be a defensive mechanisms of extreme dissociation like splitting, denial, projective identification that harm cognitive function. Otherwise lights defensives mechanisms permit to face the traumatic event and don't stop a successive elaboration of it.

Translated title of the contributionThe Female Genital Mutilations (FGM): A clinical and psychopathological study on a group of immigrants in Sicily
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalRivista di Psichiatria
Volume39
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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