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FGM Support
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FGM Support

We provide assessments for women and girls presenting with FGM, including referral for secondary health care services for surgical and pediatric evaluation and treatment when required.

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What is FGM?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a medically unnecessary procedure in which the female genitals are cut, injured, or altered.

FGM affects young girls between infancy and age 15, most commonly before puberty.

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Effects of FGM:

  • Constant pelvic pain

  • Pain and difficulty having sex

  • Repeated infections, which can lead to infertility

  • Bleeding, cysts, and abscesses

  • Problems passing urine or holding urine in (incontinence)

  • Depression, flashbacks

  • Problems during labor and childbirth, which can be life-threatening for mother and baby

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Support we offer

We provide assessments for women and girls presenting with FGM, including referral for secondary health care services for surgical and pediatric evaluation and treatment when required. Other services provided include advice on how to access FGM Health Advocates. 

 

G.P.s or other medical specialists should ideally make referrals for FGM-related consultations, but self-referrals are also accepted at our women's clinic using the self-referral service. 

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