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).
International Youth Week @ICRH
This week, in honour of International Youth Week, we present you with a recent article based on our work in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
Marleen Temmerman wins Lifetime Achievement Award of the British Medical Journal
The BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award is granted annually to a person ‘who has, over their working lifetime so far, made a unique and substantial contribution to improving health care’. For the 2010 Life Time Achievement Award, the jury shortlisted 10...