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School nursing boost required to lead new national FGM campaign

Community Pract. 2014 Apr;87(4):7.

School nursing boost required to lead new national FGM campaign.

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Female genital mutilation and visual checks on schoolgirls.

Nurs Stand. 2013 Oct 2;28(5):34. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.10.28.5.34.s45.

Female genital mutilation and visual checks on schoolgirls.

Hopkins C.

EXTRACT

I am disappointed in the sweeping statements made by Bridget Ryan (Letters September 11) and her views about how to deal with and prevent female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Female circumcision/genital mutilation: Culturally sensitive care

Health Care for Women International. 1993 14(3) 227-238

Female circumcision/genital mutilation: Culturally sensitive care

Barbara L. Calder, Yvonne M.R. Brown & Donna I. Rae

ABSTRACT

The ancient ritual of female circumcision/genital mutilation is still a prevalent custom in some African countries. Because of increasing immigration of African families to Western nations, the practice has become an issue for health care providers, who may not be aware of the practice and its sequelae. Using a questionnaire administered by our Somalian research associate, we surveyed women in schools of nursing and education in Somalia, identifying the complications of circumcision, acceptable interventions for these complications, and caregivers considered appropriate by the respondents. By becoming aware of the practice and of which interventions are acceptable and unacceptable, health care providers can offer more comprehensive and culturally sensitive care.

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Introduction to forensic nursing: a student’s work: female genital mutilation.

Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2011 Jul-Aug;30(4):190-3.

Introduction to forensic nursing: a student’s work: female genital mutilation.

Hebert LJ.

leah.hebert@maine.edu

ABSTRACT

This article was written by a student interested in female genital mutilation as part of a school project. The article reviews exactly what female genital mutilation entails, its history, and the role of the forensic and critical-care nurse.

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Scarred for life.

Nurs Stand. 2012 Mar 14-20;26(28):20-1.

Scarred for life.

Learner S.

ABSTRACT

Thousands of girls in the UK are at risk of female genital mutilation. A multi-agency safeguarding group in Bristol, established after a school nurse became concerned that pupils were at risk, is preventing girls from being taken out of the country to have the procedure. It raises awareness among professionals and supports families in the Sudanese and Somalian communities to speak out against the practice.

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