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Protocolo para la prevención y actuación ante la mutilación genital femenina en Aragón [Text in Spanish]

aragonGovernment of Aragon, Instituto Aragonés de la Mujer, Medicos del Mundo.

Protocolo para la prevención y actuación ante la mutilación genital femenina en Aragón [Text in Spanish]

This guideline has been prepared with the aim to support healthcare, social and education workers to prevent and respond to the needs of girls and women who undergo FGM in Aragon (Spain).

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Guidance. Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women

UK Home Office, Department for Education, and The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP. 2011

Guidance. Female genital mutilation: guidelines to protect children and women

thumbnail_MultiAgencyPracticeGuidelinesNov14.pdfThese updated guidelines support and assist frontline professionals, such as teachers, health professionals, police officers and social workers, in safeguarding children and protecting adults from the abuses associated with FGM. This guidelines are applied in England and Wales.

 

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Pregnancy and Complex Social Factors: A Model for Service Provision for Pregnant Women with Complex Social Factors.

Pregnancy and Complex Social Factors: A Model for Service Provision for Pregnant Women with Complex Social Factors.

National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (UK). London: RCOG Press; 2010 Sep. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Guidance .

This guideline aims to: identify and describe best practice for service organisation and delivery that will improve access, acceptability and use of services; identify and describe services that encourage, overcome barriers to and facilitate the maintenance of contact throughout pregnancy; describe additional consultations with and/or support and information for women with complex social factors, and their partners and families, that should be provided during pregnancy, over and above that described in the NICE guideline ‘Antenatal care: routine care for the healthy pregnant woman’ (2008) (clinical guideline 62); identify when additional midwifery care or referral to other members of the maternity team (obstetricians and other specialists) would be appropriate, and what that additional care should be.

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RCN Guideline: Female Genital Mutilation

London, Royal College of Nursing, 2006.

Female Genital Mutilation: an educational resource for nursing and midwifery staff

An extract from the guideline foreword:

We are all living and working in increasingly multi-racial, multicultural communities, which afford us many opportunities to learn about, and appreciate various customs and traditions. However, female genital mutilation (FGM) is one tradition that cannot be unquestionably regarded as acceptable. FGM is now considered as a harmful traditional practice, as well as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
Health professionals, especially nurses and midwives, who may come into contact with girls and women who have undergone FGM, have a responsibility to provide them with the very best care. They will not be able to do this unless they know about and understand FGM. That is why I am so pleased to see that the Royal College of Nursing has taken the initiative to produce this guidance for its members.
The guidance provides a snapshot of the basic background information and the health consequences of FGM, and importantly the legislative, child protection and human rights dimensions of this practice. It is critical that all nurses and midwives are clear in their minds that FGM is abuse, and that they have a responsibility to act to protect girls from this type of abuse. To fail to act because of labels of culture, tradition, religion or because of the fear of being labelled ‘racist’ is unacceptable!
It is FORWARD’s hope that reading this guidance will challenge you, encourage you to read further,
empower you to act when you need to, and motivate you to start raising FGM with practising
communities – changing long-held beliefs, and resulting in positive, permanent, behaviour change.

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Green-top Guideline no. 53. 2009.

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT

An extract from its first page:

This Guideline, published as an RCOG Statement in 2003 under the same title, has been revised as a Greentop Guideline.
1 Background and introduction
1.1 Definition
Female genital mutilation is defined as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.
There are controversies over the use of the term ‘mutilation’. According to a joint WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA statement, the use of the word mutilation reinforces the idea that this practice is a violation of the human rights of girls and women and thereby helps to promote national and international advocacy towards its abandonment. They also state that, at the community and individual level, the term can be problematic. In this spirit, in 1999, the UN Special Reporter on Traditional Practices called for tact when dealing with individual patients and suggests that the term ‘cutting’ may be more acceptable.

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Female genital mutilation: multi-agency practice guidelines

Department of Health. Government of UK. 24 feb 2011

Female genital mutilation: multi-agency practice guidelines

Author: HM Government

New, multi-agency practice guidelines on tackling and preventing female genital mutilation are now published. Awareness among healthcare practitioners across all sectors, but particularly in GP practices, and midwifery, gynaecology, neo-natal and anti-natal services, is crucial to creating the joined-up approach needed to safeguard girls and women from harm; and ensuring those affected receive the physical and mental health care they need

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SOGC Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. JOCG 2012 Feb; 272.

SOGC Policy Statement: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Perron L, Senikas V

Clinical guideline on FGM/C. This policy statement has been reviewed by the Social Sexual Issues Committee, the Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Practice Gynaecology Committee, and approved by the Executive and Council of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

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