Healthcare professionals more knowledgeable about female genital mutilation but still some way to go.

BMJ. 2012 Apr 18;344:e2744. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e2744. Healthcare professionals more knowledgeable about female genital mutilation but still some way to go. Relph S, Inamdar R, Singh H, Yoong W. Clusters of cases of female genital mutilation have become increasingly common in the West owing to migration from countries where the practice is endemic The one UK studyContinue reading “Healthcare professionals more knowledgeable about female genital mutilation but still some way to go.”

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 theContinue reading “Scarred for life.”

Correspondence: Episiotomy: a form of genital mutilation

Lancet. 1999 June;353(9168):1977 – 1978 Correspondence: Episiotomy: a form of genital mutilation Marsden Wagner Preview In his ‘Sketches from The Lancet’ (April 24, p 1453) Peter Kandela describes how over 130 years ago The Lancet played a part in turning support away from one form of female genital mutilation in the UK—clitoridectomy. Hopefully, you can play a part inContinue reading “Correspondence: Episiotomy: a form of genital mutilation”

Dissecting room: An enlightening guide to the health-care needs of Muslims

Lancet. 2001 july;358(9256):159 Dissecting room: An enlightening guide to the health-care needs of Muslims Gamal I Serour Caring for Muslim Patients Aziz Sheikh, Abdul Rashid Gatrad London: Radcliffe Medical Press, 2000 Pp 140. £17.95 ISBN-1857753720 Preview …The hallmarks of this exploration of the interface between faith and health, are a restrained tone and a balance of topics and opinions. However,Continue reading “Dissecting room: An enlightening guide to the health-care needs of Muslims”

Correspondence: Female Genital Mutilation

Lancet. 2006 Aug;368(9535):579 Correspondence: Female Genital Mutilation Rymer J Preview I was pleased to see that there is now confirmation that women who have undergone female genital mutilation are significantly more likely to experience adverse obstetric outcomes than those who have not (June 3, p 1835).1 I am sure this will raise the awareness of thisContinue reading “Correspondence: Female Genital Mutilation”

Management of female genital mutilation : the Northwick Park Hospital experience

BJOG. 1995 Oct: 102(10):787–790. Management of female genital mutilation: the Northwick Park Hospital experience M. McCafrey Research Registrar, A. Jankowska S.H.O., H. Gordon Consultant ABSTRACT Objective To outline the problems associated with female genital mutilation and to highlight the need for deinfibulation before delivery. Design A review of women attending a newly established African WellContinue reading “Management of female genital mutilation : the Northwick Park Hospital experience”

Female genital mutilation: analysis of the first twelve months of a southeast London specialist clinic

BJOG. 2001 FEB; 108(2): 186-191 Female genital mutilation: analysis of the first twelve months of a southeast London specialist clinic Momoh C, Ladhani S, Lochrie DP, Rymer J ABSTRACT Objectives To analyse the sources and reasons for referral of women who have undergone genital mutilation to a recently established specialist clinic, and to determine theContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: analysis of the first twelve months of a southeast London specialist clinic”

RCN Guideline: Female Genital Mutilation

London, Royal College of Nursing, 2006. Female Genital Mutilation: an educational resource for nursing and midwifery staff An extract from the guideline foreword: We are all living and working in increasingly multi-racial, multicultural communities, which afford us many opportunities to learn about, and appreciate various customs and traditions. However, female genital mutilation (FGM) is one tradition thatContinue reading “RCN Guideline: Female Genital Mutilation”

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Green-top Guideline no. 53. 2009. FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT An extract from its first page: This Guideline, published as an RCOG Statement in 2003 under the same title, has been revised as a Greentop Guideline. 1 Background and introduction 1.1 Definition Female genital mutilation is defined as allContinue reading “FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND ITS MANAGEMENT”

Female genital mutilation: multi-agency practice guidelines

Department of Health. Government of UK. 24 feb 2011 Female genital mutilation: multi-agency practice guidelines Author: HM Government New, multi-agency practice guidelines on tackling and preventing female genital mutilation are now published. Awareness among healthcare practitioners across all sectors, but particularly in GP practices, and midwifery, gynaecology, neo-natal and anti-natal services, is crucial to creatingContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: multi-agency practice guidelines”