South Australian perinatal practice guideline: Female genital mutilation

Angela Brown, Marnie Aldred, Jan Williams, Megan Cooper, Naomi Rooney, Monica Diaz, Asha Short

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) refers to the deliberate partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medicalreasons.1-3 FGM is a global human rights issue and it is thought that worldwide up to 200million women and girls have been subjected to the procedure and as many as 3 million girls are still undergoing the practice annually
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSA Health
Number of pages21
Place of PublicationSouth Australia
ISBN (Print)9781760830472
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Female genital cutting (FGC)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)


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