Supporting women after genital mutilation

Nurs Times. 2014 Apr 30-May 6;110(18):12-4.

Supporting women after genital mutilation.

Byrne A.


Female genital mutilation is a common practice in many cultures, and has a range of complications. Many women in the UK have undergone the procedure and many girls are at risk. This article discusses the types of FGM and its complications, and explains how nurses can identify those who have had or are at risk of FGM and either offer support or specialist referral.

This article can be accessed in this LINK.