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Female Genital Mutilation: A Visual Reference and Learning Tool for Health Care Professionals

Published inExcerpta medica. Section 10, Obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 128, no. 5, p. 958-963
Publication date2016
Abstract

Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or injury to the female genital organs for nonmedical reasons. Health care providers for women and girls living with female genital mutilation have reported difficulties in recognizing, classifying, and recording female genital mutilation, which can adversely affect treatment of complications and discussions of the prevention of the practice in future generations. According to the World Health Organization, female genital mutilation is classified into four types, subdivided into subtypes. An agreed-upon classification of female genital mutilation is important for clinical practice, management, recording, and reporting, as well as for research on prevalence, trends, and consequences of female genital mutilation. We provide a visual reference and learning tool for health care professionals. The tool can be consulted by caregivers when unsure on the type of female genital mutilation diagnosed and used for training and surveys for monitoring the prevalence of female genital mutilation types and subtypes.

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ABDULCADIR, Jasmine et al. Female Genital Mutilation: A Visual Reference and Learning Tool for Health Care Professionals. In: Excerpta medica. Section 10, Obstetrics and gynecology, 2016, vol. 128, n° 5, p. 958–963. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001686
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