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Women's Asylum News Issue 35 Aug 2003

Issue no. 35 August 2003 of Women's Asylum News provides details of contact and information sources on Female Genital Mutilation in the UK (pg 2-3). Click on 2003 and scroll down to issue 35.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:15]

British Medical Association: female genital mutilation: caring for patients and child protection (2004)

The BMA have produced some guidelines for health professionals. The article looks at the prevalence of the practice as well as practical advise for doctors including advice on children. Updated Feb 2004.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:13]

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

FORWARD has many 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: 2007-04-23; 13:44]

The Female Genital Cutting Education and Networking Project

Provides information on British and Canadian legislation plus a FGM and women's reproduction bibliography. Provides 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: 2007-04-23; 13:47]

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. Available in 6 languages.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-23; 13:42]

Amnesty International: FGM information

A comprehensive information pack on female genital mutilation.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:15]

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

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

Link [Last update: 2007-04-23; 13:48]

Black Womens Health & Family Support

The organisation cited below offers a counselling service to girls and women affected by FGM, including telephone counselling.

Black Womens Health & Family Support
82 Russia Lane
Bethnal Green
E2 9LU

tel: 020 8980 3503

[Last update: 2006-12-18; 11:38]

Female Genital Mutilation: Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide

Co-Authors: The Center for Reproductive Rights and RAINBO (published 2000)

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:18]

Centre for reproductive rights: Female Circumcision/ Female Genital Mutilation

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: 2006-01-16; 11:18]

CIRP: Female Genital Mutilation

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

Link [Last update: 2007-04-23; 13:50]

IPPF: Female Genital Mutilation

International Planned Pregnancy Federation offers a list of selected resources and facts about FGM.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-23; 13:54]

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 in March 2004.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-23; 13:55]

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