Tag Archives: Pediatric Nursing

Simple questions can help nurses identify girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

Nurs Child Young People. 2015 Mar;27(2):7. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.27.2.7.s5.

Simple questions can help nurses identify girls at risk of female genital mutilation

Sprinks J

NURSES SHOULD have ‘professional curiosity’ and ask their patients simple questions to help them detect whether girls in their community are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

This article can be accessed in this LINK

Female genital mutilation: what every paediatrician should know

Arch Dis Child. 2015 Mar 19. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307234

Female genital mutilation: what every paediatrician should know

Creighton SM, Hodes D

ABSTRACT

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is almost always performed on children and consequently paediatricians should have a central role in the detection and prevention of FGM. FGM has no health benefits and can cause lifelong damage to physical and psychological health. Extensive migration of FGM practising communities means that FGM is now a global problem. Paediatricians worldwide need to be familiar with the identification and classification of FGM and its impact upon health as well as current trends in practice. However information about FGM is hampered by the secrecy surrounding the procedure and a lack of rigorous evidence based research. This review summarises what is currently known about the health aspects of FGM and how paediatricians should manage children with FGM in their clinical practice.

This article can be accessed in this LINK

[Nurses’ roles in female sexual mutilation]

Soins Pediatr Pueric. 2008 Dec;(245):39-41.

[Nurses’ roles in female sexual mutilation]. [Article in French]

Gignon M, Manaouil C, Decourcelle M, Jarde O.

Service de médecine légale et sociale, CHU d’Amiens-Picardie, Amiens.

There is no ABSTRACT available for this article.

There is no LINK to view this article online.