‘Staff fear raising the alarm on FGM’.

Nurs Stand. 2014 Jun 3;28(39):11. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.39.11.s12. ‘Staff fear raising the alarm on FGM’. [No authors listed] ABSTRACT Nurses can play a vital role in eradicating female genital mutilation–but some may be afraid to report it for fear of being seen as culturally insensitive, says a senior nurse academic. This article can be accessed inContinue reading “‘Staff fear raising the alarm on FGM’.”

Doctor who offered to arrange female genital mutilation is struck off.

BMJ. 2014 Jun 1;348:g3665. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g3665. Doctor who offered to arrange female genital mutilation is struck off. Dyer C. EXTRACT A general practitioner who was secretly recorded offering to help arrange female genital mutilation (FGM) for two young girls has been struck off the UK medical register. Ali Mao-Aweys, who was born and raised inContinue reading “Doctor who offered to arrange female genital mutilation is struck off.”

The NHS displays absurd double standards on circumcision.

Nurs Stand. 2014 Jun 4;28(40):35. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.40.35.s46. The NHS displays absurd double standards on circumcision. Clark C. I support the law in the UK against female genital mutilation (FGM) and the fact that staff in acute hospitals are now mandated to record information on a national database about women and children who have undergone FGMContinue reading “The NHS displays absurd double standards on circumcision.”

London GP is cleared of practising female genital mutilation

BMJ. 2014 Apr 15;348:g2807. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2807. London GP is cleared of practising female genital mutilation. Dyer C. EXTRACT A London GP who removed almost all of the labia minora of a patient during cosmetic surgery has been cleared of practising female genital mutilation by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Sureshkumar Pandya performed labiaplasty in MarchContinue reading “London GP is cleared of practising female genital mutilation”

Doctor one of two people to face first UK prosecutions for female genital mutilation.

BMJ. 2014 Mar 23;348:g2313. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2313. Doctor one of two people to face first UK prosecutions for female genital mutilation. Kmietowicz Z. EXTRACT A doctor from the Whittington Hospital in north London and another man will be the first people to face charges of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom when they appear inContinue reading “Doctor one of two people to face first UK prosecutions for female genital mutilation.”

First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation raises concerns among doctors.

BMJ. 2014 Mar 27;348:g2424. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2424. First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation raises concerns among doctors. Dyer C. EXTRACT Obstetricians have said that the first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom could lead doctors to fear criminal charges if they carry out repairs to stop post-birth bleeding in women whoContinue reading “First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation raises concerns among doctors.”

Doctors are key to securing the UK’s first conviction for female genital mutilation, say campaigners.

BMJ. 2013 Nov 5;347:f6672. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f6672. Doctors are key to securing the UK’s first conviction for female genital mutilation, say campaigners. Hives-Wood S. EXTRACT Doctors who find evidence of female genital mutilation (FGM) should treat it as a crime and report it to police, a coalition of health organisations has recommended. The coalition said thatContinue reading “Doctors are key to securing the UK’s first conviction for female genital mutilation, say campaigners.”

Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests.

Cuad. med. forense v.16 n.3 Sevilla jul.-sep. 2010    Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests. (Article in Spanish) Gallego MA, López MI ABSTRACT The gradual arrival in Spain of people from sub-Saharan Africa, has highlighted the practice of a series of ancient rituals in girls, harmful to their health, and which are encompassed within the concept ofContinue reading “Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests.”

UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation.

BMJ. 2012 Dec 3;345:e8121. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8121. UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation. Lloyd-Roberts S. BBC, London, UK. sue.lloyd-roberts@bbc.co.uk Comment in BMJ. 2013;346:f29. EXTRACT Last month the Crown Prosecution Service announced plans to crack down on practitioners of female genital mutilation. Sue Lloyd-Roberts asks why we are lagging behind our European neighbours Ayanna, a 23 year oldContinue reading “UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation.”

Impact of the complete ban on female genital cutting on the attitude of educated women from Upper Egypt toward the practice

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Mar;120(3):275-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.10.010. Epub 2012 Dec 11. Impact of the complete ban on female genital cutting on the attitude of educated women from Upper Egypt toward the practice. Hassanin IM, Shaaban OM. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence ofContinue reading “Impact of the complete ban on female genital cutting on the attitude of educated women from Upper Egypt toward the practice”