Successful joint PhD of Nina Van Eekert

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).

Congratulations Nina!

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