- To explore how the Norwegian health care system is organized and to
what extent it ensures optimal provision and utilization of the services for
FGM/C practicing minority Groups.
- To explore health seeking behavior within FGM/C practicing minority groups.
- To identify the physical and mental health care needs due to FGM/C from
the perspectives of health care providers and affected Groups.
The project will apply mixed methods, i.e. qualitative and quantitative in the different work
packages. The project constitutes three work packages that will employ among others, quantitative
validated instruments to screen for PTSD and depression and questionnaires with indicators that
capture psychosocial and physical health factors. Questionnaires and other quantitative instruments
will be designed to match the level of literacy of the target groups.
Qualitative methods that will be used include in-depth interviews, focus group discussions,
extended case methods and participant observation. The qualitative data will be
hermeneutically analysed following a thematic approach and a process analytical model.