Management of female genital mutilation by primary healthcare professionals

Practice guidelines - Posted on Feb 06 2020

This best practice guideline is concerned with improving the treatment and management of children, teenage girls, and women who have undergone or at a risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

Its objectives are as follows:

  • to foster primary healthcare professionals’ knowledge of female genital mutilation;
  • to prevent the occurrence of female genital mutilation through improved information delivered by healthcare professionals to women, young girls and parents;
  • to foster improved management of children, young girls, and women who have been subjected to genital mutilation.


This topic concerns all professionals responsible for the welfare and health of children, teenage girls and women.

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