Female genital mutilation: Australian law, policy and practical challenges for doctors.

Med J Aust. 2011 Feb 7;194(3):139-41. Female genital mutilation: Australian law, policy and practical challenges for doctors. Mathews B. Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.b.mathews@qut.edu.au ABSTRACT The issue of whether medical practitioners should perform “ritual nicks” as a method of meeting demand for female genital mutilation (FGM) has recently been debatedContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: Australian law, policy and practical challenges for doctors.”

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C): Survey of RANZCOG Fellows, Diplomates & Trainees and FGM/C prevention and education program workers in Australia and New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Article first published online: 23 SEP 2012 Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C): Survey of RANZCOG Fellows, Diplomates & Trainees and FGM/C prevention and education program workers in Australia and New Zealand Moeed SM, Grover SR Background Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is traditionally practised in parts of Africa, the MiddleContinue reading “Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C): Survey of RANZCOG Fellows, Diplomates & Trainees and FGM/C prevention and education program workers in Australia and New Zealand”

Leaving the female body intact

Nurs N Z. 1996 May;2(4):20-1. Leaving the female body intact. Ahmed S. More than 80 million women in Africa and around the world have been damaged by the practice of female genital mutilation. As Somali refugees are accepted into New Zealand and others immigrate from African countries where the practice is still prevalent, health professionalsContinue reading “Leaving the female body intact”