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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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Female genital mutilation: Experience in a West London clinic.

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 May;27(4):416-9.

Female genital mutilation: Experience in a West London clinic.

Gordon H, Comerasamy H, Morris NH.


The Wellwoman African Clinic, Central Middlesex Hospital, London, UK. z.whitlock@imperial.ac.uk In 1997, a new clinic was established at the Central Middlesex Hospital to serve the needs of a mainly Somali population who had suffered genital mutilation in childhood. Between June 1997 and January 2005, 4,125 clinic attendances were recorded. A total of 215 reversals of circumcision were carried out (FGM 3), all on a day-care basis. In the majority of cases, an intact and undamaged clitoris was found under the scar tissue. The clinic staff were able to draw attention to cultural and religious issues which proved important in the medical management of these women. The experience of this clinic has shown that where there is a large immigrant population of women from the Horn of Africa, clinics such as this are efficient and cost-effective and encourage women to attend with a variety of health concerns. The clinic also encourages these women to take their health concerns seriously.

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Bewley et al.: Female Genital Mutilation

BMJ. 2010 Jun 2;340:c2728. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2728.

Female genital mutilation.

Bewley S, Creighton S, Momoh C.

Comment in BMJ. 2010; 341: c3888. SEE


Paediatricians should resist its medicalisation Female genital mutilation is defined by the World Health Organization as any procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.1 Worldwide, 100-140 million girls and women are estimated to live with the consequences of such practices…

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