Improve reporting of female genital mutilation, MPs tell doctors

BMJ. 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1467 (Published 18 March 2015) Improve reporting of female genital mutilation, MPs tell doctors O’Dowd EXTRACT Doctors must be encouraged to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to tackle what is still a woefully under-reported crime, MPs have claimed. In a report1 based on their follow-up inquiry on FGM publishedContinue reading “Improve reporting of female genital mutilation, MPs tell doctors”

Female genital mutilation in London and the UNICEF report; a local perspective on worldwide statistics

Arch Dis Child 2014;99:A73. Female genital mutilation in London and the UNICEF report; a local perspective on worldwide statistics Hodes D, Armitage A, Dykes A ABSTRACT Background In July 2013 the UNICEF report stated that 125 million women worldwide are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). Despite an estimated 20,000 children at risk in theContinue reading “Female genital mutilation in London and the UNICEF report; a local perspective on worldwide statistics”

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005

The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 8) was passed by the Parliament on 26th May 2005 and received Royal Assent on 1st July 2005. This Act is applied in Scotland. In Wales, North Ireland and England the UK 2003 Female Genital Mutilation Act applies. The text of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland)Continue reading “Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005”

Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985

The Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 was an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that made female genital mutilation a crime in the United Kingdom. This Act has been replaced by the UK Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. The text of the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 can be accessed in thisContinue reading “Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985”

Surgeon acquitted of carrying out female genital mutilation in a prosecution criticised by obstetricians

BMJ. 2015, 350, h703 Surgeon acquitted of carrying out female genital mutilation in a prosecution criticised by obstetricians Dyer C EXTRACT An NHS trainee obstetrician who faced the first prosecution in the United Kingdom for female genital mutilation has been acquitted after the jury deliberated for less than half an hour. Dhanuson Dharmasena, then aContinue reading “Surgeon acquitted of carrying out female genital mutilation in a prosecution criticised by obstetricians”

A qualitative study of women’s lived experience after deinfibulation in the UK

Midwifery. 2013, 29(2); 154–158 A qualitative study of women’s lived experience after deinfibulation in the UK Safari F ABSTRACT Objective: to explore women’s experiences of deinfibulation and its aftermath. Design: a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with data collection via audio-recording and field notes. The audio-recorded interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using Interpretive PhenomenologicalContinue reading “A qualitative study of women’s lived experience after deinfibulation in the UK”

Management of type III female genital mutilation in Birmingham, UK: A retrospective audit

Midwifery. 2014, 30(3):282–288 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.04.008 Management of type III female genital mutilation in Birmingham, UK: A retrospective audit Paliwal P, Ali S, Bradshaw S, Hughes A, Jolly K ABSTRACT Objectives: to audit clinical management of women with type III female genital mutilation (FGM) according to local guidelines. Secondary objectives were to describe the population thatContinue reading “Management of type III female genital mutilation in Birmingham, UK: A retrospective audit”

Female genital mutilation: Cultural and psychological implications

Sexual and Marital Therapy. 2002, 17(2):161-170. Female genital mutilation: cultural and psychological implications. Whitehorn J, Ayonrinde O & Maingay S ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practised in several regions of the world. It is often associated with physical, psychological, sexual and social sequelae. Migration of persons from cultures that actively practice FGM to the UKContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: Cultural and psychological implications”

GP accused of being involved in female genital mutilation fails to have charges thrown out

BMJ. 2014 May 18;348:g3363. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g3363. GP accused of being involved in female genital mutilation fails to have charges thrown out. Dyer C. EXTRACT A GP caught in a newspaper sting over female genital mutilation has failed in a bid to have General Medical Council charges against him thrown out on the ground of entrapment.Continue reading “GP accused of being involved in female genital mutilation fails to have charges thrown out”