School nurses take lead on FGM.

Nurs Stand. 2014 Jul 1;28(43):22-3. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.43.22.s27.

School nurses take lead on FGM.

Trueland J.

ABSTRACT

Female genital mutilation is now recognised as an important public health issue in the UK, requiring action from nurses and midwives. School nurses in particular are being enlisted to identify and support girls at risk of FGM, and help teachers have the confidence to intervene. Every nurse needs to know how to support women living with the consequences of FGM.

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