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Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting: comparison between a nationwide survey in midwifery practices and extrapolation-model

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Kawous, R., van den Muijsenbergh, M.E.T.C., Geraci, D. et al.  Estimates of female genital mutilation/cutting in the Netherlands: a comparison between a nationwide survey in midwifery practices and extrapolation-model.  BMC Public Health 20, 1033 (2020). Background Owing to migration, female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) has become a growing concern in host countries in which FGM/C is not...

We won’t eradicate FGM if we keep misunderstanding its history (Opinion)

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by Sada Mire, The Guardian, Mon 9 Mar 2020 19.00 AEDT Over the last century there have been numerous global resolutions, and FGM is now acknowledged internationally as a human rights violation. It has been criminalised in several western nations, including the UK, and in 19 African countries, FGM carries some sort of penalty. Media campaigns have helped. And grassroots organisations in the west...

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...

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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