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The practice of female genital mutilation (we will use the latest definition adopted by WHO/UNFP: female genital mutilation/ cutting or FGM/C) is still widespread in 28 African countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than two million females undergo some form of genital mutilation every year. Its negative health impact and its ethical and human rights aspects have been discussed and attempts to eliminate it have been the objectives of several meetings promoted by national and international organisations thanks to an increased awareness related to FGM/C in those countries practicing it and also, maybe due to the number of Africans migrating to industrialized countries. We review the present situation in Djibouti, a small country in the Horn of Africa, where 98 % of the female population has suffered different ...
Comment: PDF file. Accepted for publication in "International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves"
Comment: PDF file. Accepted for publication in "International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves"
Comment: 18 pages, 10 figures. Extended version including numerical modelings and a theoretical appendix. Original version published on Rev. Sci. Instrum
Comment: 17 pages, 7 figures. New version with higher frequency measurements
The theory of Touchard polynomials is generalized using a method based on the definition of exponential operators, which extend the notion of the shift operator. The proposed technique, along with the use of the relevant operational formalism, allows the straightforward derivation of properties of this family of polynomials and their relationship to different forms of Stirling numbers.
Comment: PDF Acrobat 4.0 file, 15 pages, 2 figures, revised version with added reference and corrected typos
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