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The BMA: female genital mutilation: caring for patients and child protection

The BMA have produced some guidelines for health professionals. Their article looks at the prevalence of the practice as well as practical advise for doctors, including advice on children.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:29]

Female Genital Mutilation: A guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide

Co-Authors: The Center for Reproductive Rights and RAINBO.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:27]

WHO: FGM information

WHO information on the management of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period in the presence of FGM; information pack on FGM; programmes to date (what works and what doesn't) and a joint WHO/ UNICEF/ UNFPA statement. Islamic ruling on male and female circumcision. Bibliographic database.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:27]

Amnesty International: information on FGM

An excellent information pack on female genital mutilation; links to support services and other resources..

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:28]

The Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development (FORWARD)

FORWARD has over 18 years experience in working with FGM at the national level, it places the issue of FGM within the UK context and provides health, education and social work professionals with a culturally sensitive framework for action. They offer protocols and guidelines for these professionals to increase their awareness and to develop best practice models. Workshops, conferences and meetings are held by FORWARD to discuss issues, problems, solutions, innovative ideas and evolving best practice models relating to FGM in the UK.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:28]

Population reference bureau: abandoning female genital cutting (2001)

The report presents special data tabulations from demographic and health surveys on the prevalence of and attitudes toward female genital cutting (FGC) in Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Mali, Sudan, Tanzania, and Yemen. The report also discusses local and national efforts to end the practice, and presents recommendations to policymakers and program managers. (Aug 2001).

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:28]

The Female Genital Cutting Education and Networking Project

The project has information on British and Canadian legislation plus a FGM and women's reproduction bibliography. The website contains general introductory material, articles of interest and links to educational, medical and legal resources. There is contact information for several FGM advocacy and discussion groups and the official statements of various international organisations.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:29]

Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights: An Advocate's Guide to Action

The Centre for Reproductive Law and Policy. The CRLP also has information on global laws and policies towards the elimination of FGM; detailed information, including a guide to the law and policies on FGM worldwide.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:29]

Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation (Centre for Reproductive Rights)

Worldwide, an estimated 130 million girls and women have undergone FC/FGM, and at least two million girls a year are at risk of undergoing some form of the procedure. This site outlines the four types of FGM as defined by WHO.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:31]

CIRP: Female Genital Mutilation

The Circumcision Information and Resource Pages are an internet resource that provide information about all aspects of the genital surgery, known as circumcision. Offers links to other sites; bibliography; articles; links to law.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:31]

IPPR: Female Genital Mutilation

International Planned Pregnancy Federation offers a list of selected resources plus information about FGM.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:32]

LASSL (2004)4 : Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

The Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 makes female genital mutilation (FGM) an offence, except on specific physical and mental health grounds. This act is being replaced by the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, which was brought into force on 3 March 2004.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:32]

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