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Female genital mutilation is hurting Australian girls and we must work together to stamp it out

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The Conversation, February 9th, 2017 Female genital mutilation or cutting is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. Most people don’t consider it a major issue. But our research shows it should be. Our research found girls are presenting to paediatricians in Australia with female genital mutilation, but misconceptions about the practice are common and doctors want more...

Female genital mutilation in children presenting to Australian paediatricians

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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311540 Abstract Objective The WHO reports that female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is an ancient cultural practice prevalent in many countries. FGM/C has been reported among women resident in Australia. Our paper provides the first description of FGM/C in Australian children. Design Cross-sectional survey conducted in April–June 2014. Setting...

Royal Commission into Family Violence releases releases 227 recommendations

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The Royal Commission into Family Violence report was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, 30 March 2016. On Sunday, 22 February 2015, the Governor of Victoria appointed a Chair and two Deputy Commissioners to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. As specified in its terms of reference, the Commission’s task was to identify the most effective ways to: – prevent family violence –...

A service coordination guide: Improving the health care of women and girls affected by female genital mutilation/cutting

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Family Planning Victoria, 2014 This national resource supports health and community service providers in all states and territories, who work with women and girls affected by female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C). It provides them with the information they need to talk with women and girls about FGM/C and its potential impact on their health and wellbeing. Contents: – Introduction and...

e-learning package on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for health profesionals

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Women and Newborn Health Service, North Metropolitan Area Health Service, WA Health Dept, revised 2013 This e-learning package was developed to assist health professionals to update their knowledge of female genital mutilation. It is recommended that all health professionals working with families and babies complete this package. Reading of all included links and activities, the package will take...

Australian FGM Hotline launched

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No FGM Australia, September 16th, 2015 CALL 1800 522 707 IF YOU ARE IN DANGER OF FGM OR IF YOU KNOW OF A GIRL IN DANGER OF FGM A new FGM Hotline was launched today to help girls who may be in danger of female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM, also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision, is a centuries old traditional practice which involves the coercive removal of little girls’...

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