ReFRESH forum at SHine: RESPONDING TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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 to provide participants with a better understanding of FGM. We will explore where, when, how and why FGM is practised, and ways of responding to those at risk and survivors in South Australia.

Panel members include:
> Jan Williams (Clinical Services Coordinator, Migrant Health Service)
> Gillian Kariuki (Social Worker, Women’s & Children’s Health Network)
> Ifrah Warsame (Multicultural Youth Drive)
> Kim Voss (Social Worker, Women’s & Children’s Health Network)
When 19 February 2016 (Friday)
Where SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Time 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Cost $50 (Student Concession $25)
Light refreshments provided.

Closing date for enrolment: Wednesday 17 February
Enquiries Phone 8300 5317 / Email shinesacourses@shinesa.org.au

Download flyer (PDF) here: ReFRESH-FGM

Enrol here

Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus

ABC Radio National Health Report, Monday 30 June 2014 5:43PM

Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus is a relatively common disorder that quite a number of post-menopausal women have a genetic predisposition to. It is a skin condition that mainly affects the vulva in women.

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