First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation raises concerns among doctors.

BMJ. 2014 Mar 27;348:g2424. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2424. First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation raises concerns among doctors. Dyer C. EXTRACT Obstetricians have said that the first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom could lead doctors to fear criminal charges if they carry out repairs to stop post-birth bleeding in women whoContinue reading “First UK prosecution for female genital mutilation raises concerns among doctors.”

UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation.

BMJ. 2012 Dec 3;345:e8121. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8121. UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation. Lloyd-Roberts S. BBC, London, UK. sue.lloyd-roberts@bbc.co.uk Comment in BMJ. 2013;346:f29. EXTRACT Last month the Crown Prosecution Service announced plans to crack down on practitioners of female genital mutilation. Sue Lloyd-Roberts asks why we are lagging behind our European neighbours Ayanna, a 23 year oldContinue reading “UK’s shameful record on female genital mutilation.”

Classrooms in London schools tackle genital mutilation

Web Dw.De. 23.11.2011 Classrooms in London schools tackle genital mutilation Schweiger L., Steffen S EXTRACT …Although female genital mutilation (FGM) is most commonly performed in Africa, where some 30 countries have subjected approximately 92 million girls to this practice, it is also an issue in Western countries. Parents from immigrant communities in countries including Germany, FranceContinue reading “Classrooms in London schools tackle genital mutilation”

The Scottish NHS does not turn a blind eye to female genital mutilation.

BMJ. 2013 Jan 8;346:f29. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f29. The Scottish NHS does not turn a blind eye to female genital mutilation. Brown IG. Comment on BMJ. 2012;345:e8121. EXTRACT …I am the senior partner in a north Glasgow practice that has more than 3000 patients from an asylum seeking or refugee background. The practice has been involved inContinue reading “The Scottish NHS does not turn a blind eye to female genital mutilation.”

US paediatricians withdraw guidance on female genital cutting after criticisms.

BMJ. 2010 Jun 1;340:c2922. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2922. US paediatricians withdraw guidance on female genital cutting after criticisms. Kmietowicz Z. EXTRACT The American Academy of Pediatrics has retracted its 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting after criticism and confirmed its opposition to all forms of mutilation, however minor. Last month the UK Royal College of ObstetriciansContinue reading “US paediatricians withdraw guidance on female genital cutting after criticisms.”

Female genital mutilation and public health: lessons from the British experience

Health Care for Women International. 1998 19(2) 119-129 Female genital mutilation and public health: lessons from the British experience Elizabeth Thompson Ortiz ABSTRACT The author addresses the public health policy challenge posed by the increasing numbers of immigrant girls and women in the United States affected by female genital mutilation (FGM), a traditional ritual health practiceContinue reading “Female genital mutilation and public health: lessons from the British experience”

Sexual quality of life in women who have undergone female genital mutilation: a case–control study

BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Article first published online: 10 OCT 2012. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12004. Sexual quality of life in women who have undergone female genital mutilation: a case–control study Andersson SHA, Rymer J, Joyce DW, Momoh C, Gayle CM ABSTRACT Objective  To investigate the sexual quality of life of women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) and compare themContinue reading “Sexual quality of life in women who have undergone female genital mutilation: a case–control study”

Knowledge of female genital mutilation among healthcare professionals.

J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Feb;27(2):161-4. Knowledge of female genital mutilation among healthcare professionals. Zaidi N, Khalil A, Roberts C, Browne M. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manor Hospital Walsall NHS Trust, Walsall, UK. naseemzaidi@doctors.org.uk ABSTRACT The World Health Organisation estimates that 2 million women undergo some form of female genital mutilation (FGM) annually. Because ofContinue reading “Knowledge of female genital mutilation among healthcare professionals.”

Female genital mutilation: the role of health professionals in prevention, assessment, and management

BMJ. 2012;344:e1361 Female genital mutilation: the role of health professionals in prevention, assessment, and management Simpson J, Robinson K, Creighton SM, Hodes D Summary Points Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse and is illegal in the UK. It is also a criminal offence to arrange (or try to arrange) FGM overseas for a UK national orContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: the role of health professionals in prevention, assessment, and management”