Successful joint PhD of Nina Van Eekert
On Friday November 13th, Dr. Nina Van Eekert successfully defended her joint PhD at Antwerp University and at Ghent University
Nina's PhD was entitled: “To medicalize or not to medicalize : is that the question? Exploring medicalization of female genital cutting in Egypt and Kenya”.
Nina Van Eekert’s research showed that a mothers’ decision to medicalize her daughters cut is a multi-layered decision, influenced by mothers’ social position and social norms surrounding the practice of FGC. Supervisors of her PhD were Prof. dr. Sarah Van de Velde (Centre for Population, Family and Health, Antwerp University) and Prof. dr. Els Leye (ICRH UGent).
New European-Latin American research alliance for cervical cancer detection in hard-to-reach populations
An international research alliance, led by Ghent University, announces a five-year project to develop a new test and approach for cervical cancer screening in hard-to-reach populations. The test will combine self-sampling with a new low-cost, portable measurement device and will...
Adolescent pregnancy & motherhood: Synergies between the developed and developing context
Dr. Sarah Johns (School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, UK) will give a public lecture on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 from 1-2pm at ICRH about her research to understand human reproductive timing and evolved sexual behaviour.