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FGM Clinical Handbook

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a clinical handbook on the care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation (FGM). The Handbook offers advice on how to:

  • communicate effectively and sensitively with girls who have developed health issues due to FGM;
  • work with patients and families to prevent the practice of FGM;
  • and identify when and where to refer patients who need additional support and care.

Further information: Care of girls & women living with female genital mutilation: a clinical handbook (PDF)

FGM films for healthcare professionals

The Department of Health has published a set of films about female genital mutilation (FGM) for healthcare professionals. Topics covered include: the impact of FGM on mental health; mandatory reporting; personal experiences of FGM and how healthcare professionals can support victims.

Source: Department of Health Date: 30 August 2016

Further information: FGM resources for healthcare professionals

Other useful resource : FGM - It's happening here - it has to stop (Short film regarding facts about and signs of FGM)