Research Social Stigma and Cultural Beliefs associated with cleft lip and/or palate

Social Stigma and Cultural Beliefs associated with cleft lip and/or palate

Social Stigma and Cultural Beliefs associated with cleft lip and/or palate

Hearing from Parents of Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

“This is a qualitative descriptive study in Kenya that examines at the experiences of parents of children with CL/P. A total of twenty-four in-depth interviews with parents of children born with CL/P were conducted. The findings of this study demonstrate that increasing public awareness about CL/P can help to reduce the stigma associated with the condition. It emphasizes the importance of open communication and collaboration with all stakeholders in order to effectively manage stigma communication related to CL/P through culturally appropriate anti-stigma initiatives.”