Reflections on Research with Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation

Jennifer Glover, Helen Liebling

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This article offers a reflexive account of conducting research with survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM). It explores the challenges encountered throughout the research process including recruitment, researcher position, and power dynamics. The article also reflects on issues of countertransference between
the researcher and the participants, their impact, and their management. The considerations are important for those engaging in clinical work with survivors of FGM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-26
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology of Women Section Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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