Jessica Påfs

Jessica Påfs
Uppsala University | UU · Department of Women's and Children's Health

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Introduction
Jessica Påfs currently works at Plan International as an advisor on Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and is an affiliated researcher at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University. Jessica does research in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

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Publications (10)
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Female genital cutting (FGC) is a traditional practice, commonly underpinned by cultural values regarding female sexuality, that involves the cutting of women's external genitalia, often entailing the removal of clitoral tissue and/or closing the vaginal orifice. As control of female sexual libido is a common rationale for FGC, international concer...
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Squirting, or female ejaculation, is the expulsion of fluid during sexual stimulation. The limited scientific literature has focused primarily on clarifying what this fluid contains, while women’s own voices on the experience have received scant attention. This study explores 28 women’s experiences and applies a thematic analysis. The sensation of...
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Background: Clitoral reconstruction (CR) is surgical reparation of the clitoris cut as part of the practice of female genital cutting (FGC) available in a handful of countries, including Sweden. The surgery aims at restoring the clitoris esthetically and functionally, thus has implications for sexual health. Gynaecological examinations can be an op...
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Objective: Rwanda amended its abortions law in 2012 to allow for induced abortion under certain circumstances. We explore how Rwandan health care providers (HCP) understand the law and implement it in their clinical practice. Design: Fifty-two HCPs involved in post-abortion care in Kigali were interviewed by qualitative individual in-depth inter...
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Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to assess current evidence and summarise key debates on pricking within the African diaspora. Recent Findings Current evidence reveals divergent views regarding pricking. (Inter)national legislation is unspecific regarding the illegality of pricking, further complicated by the difficulty of detecting...
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Asphyxia is a main cause of neonatal mortality. Improved neonatal resuscitation guidelines implies changing behavior. Behavioral change models are useful to understand barriers and enablers. According to the COM-B model, three interacting core components generates behaviour (B): capability (C), opportunity (O) and motivation (M) (figure 1,2). Many...
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Background Perinatal audit and the three-delays model are increasingly being employed to analyse barriers to perinatal health, at both community and facility level. Using these approaches, our aim was to assess factors that could contribute to perinatal mortality and potentially avoidable deaths at Rwandan hospitals. Methods Perinatal audits were c...
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Background: Rwanda has made remarkable progress in decreasing the number of maternal deaths, yet women still face morbidities and mortalities during pregnancy. We explored care-seeking and experiences of maternity care among women who suffered a near-miss event during either the early or late stage of pregnancy, and identified potential health sys...
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Background: Rwanda has raised gender equality on the political agenda and is, among other things, striving for involving men in reproductive health matters. With these structural changes taking place, traditional gender norms in this setting are challenged. Deeper understanding is needed of men’s perceptions about their gendered roles in the matern...
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Objective: to explore perspectives and experiences of antenatal care and partner involvement among women who nearly died during pregnancy ('near-miss'). Design: a study guided by naturalistic inquiry was conducted, and included extended in-community participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and focus group discussions. Qualitative dat...

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