TagFemale Genital Mutilation

More Training Needed for Australian Doctors to Identify and Treat FGM Patients

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AMA, 23 Mar 2017 Training for doctors in how to identify and treat patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) should be included in tertiary medical curricula, the AMA said today. Releasing the AMA’s Position Statement on Female Genital Mutilation 2017, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that while FGM is only practised in about 30 countries, and is illegal in Australia...

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...

SHine SA’s Sexual Health Course for those who work with CALD communities

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SHine SA, January 2017 Do you work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities? Do you want to be confident speaking about sexual health with your clients? Do you want to understand how sexual health affects the overall health of your clients? If so, then the Relationships & Sexual Health Course is for you. This course provides you with opportunities to explore attitudes towards...

Responding to Female Genital Mutilation as a women’s health issue (forum)

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SHine SA, January 2017 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (WHO). It is also sometimes referred to as female genital cutting or female circumcision. There are 83,000 women and girls who have been affected by FGM in Australia. FGM has no...

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