Female Genital Mutilation

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Comfort Momoh
Radcliffe Publishing, 2005 - Medical - 172 pages
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This unique book will assist those who care for women and girls who have had, or are at risk of having female genital mutilation. It focuses on caring for both physical and psychological needs of the vulnerable or suffering and maintains an understanding, holistic and objective approach to the current situation. It contains colour plates, illustrations, photos and graphs. Female Genital Mutilation is a valuable reference for healthcare professionals and others involved in social services, teaching, child protection and police services. Caseworkers involved with asylum seekers and refugees, children's charities, and policy makers and shapers will also find it useful, as will researchers and academics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Female genital mutilation
5
FGM and issues of gender and human rights of women
13
Managing the reality of FGM in the UK
21
Female genital mutilation a clinicians experience
29
Care of circumcised young women and girls
37
Healthcare provision for pregnant asylum seekers and refugees
43
Female genital mutilation and child protection
61
Attitudes towards FGM among Somali women living in the UK
95
Community development approaches a case for female genital mutilation FGM
119
Legislative action to eradicate FGM in the UK
129
FGM the next chapter in the struggle
149
Glossary
157
Useful addressescontacts
159
Index
165
Copyright

Strategies for FGM prevention in Europe
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