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Female genital cutting (FGC) & cervical screening: A guide for practitioners

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CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA & WOMEN’S HEALTH WEST FARREP PROGRAM, First published 2017 The World Health Organization defines female genital cutting (FGC) as ‘all procedures that include partial or total removal of female genital organs or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons’. ‘Female genital mutilation’ is the term used in Australian and Victorian legislation, but the...

West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rate

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Medical News Today, Thursday 8 December 2016 Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985. In West African cities, male circumcision rates in 1950 were negatively correlated with HIV-2 prevalence from 1985, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by João Sousa from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and...

My Body, My Rights – Female Genital Mutilation

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Sarian Karim Kamara at Fuuse Forum, Published on 24 Jan 2016 For many years, the problem of FGM has been treated as almost too delicate to address: while laws may be changed, prosecutions rarely follow. More importantly, the necessary safeguarding and prevention measures in schools and in systems of healthcare are underdeveloped. This complacency has been partly justified by a wish to avoid...

ReFRESH forum at SHine: RESPONDING TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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Female Genital Mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for nonmedical reasons (WHO). It is also sometimes referred to as female genital cutting or female circumcision. The forum will consist of a presentation on the topic, a personal experience of FGM and a panel discussion. The aim is...

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...

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