Deconstructing the psychosexual myths of female circumcision among the Pokot in Eastern Uganda: hints for public health campaigns
Japheth, Nkiriyehe Kwiringira
Laban .K., Musinguzi
Janestic, Mwende Twikirize
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Sexualization of the woman’s body has for years been used to promote the practice of female circumcision in practicing communities. In this study, we provide an insight into the constructive psychosexual experiences of uncir- cumcised Pokot women in Eastern Uganda. This phenomenological study was based on thirty-five In-depth interviews with uncircumcised women. A thematic analysis revealed six constructive psychosexual experiences; less exposure to early marriages, fewer complications during menstrual periods, amplified sexual pleasure, ease to reach orgasms, less exposure to sexually transmitted infections, and good reception by men from non-female circumcision communities. These experiences provide grounds for public health campaigns against female circumcision and fighting stigmatization of uncircumcised women.