Patients Affected by FGM/Cutting

Many immigrant and refugee people now living in Australia are likely to have been subjected to FGM/C as children in their home country. This has significant implications for their sexual and reproductive health.

Resources are available to support health practitioners to communicate with their clients about female circumcision and to provide the care they require.

  • Female Genital Mutilation Services

    Provided to women and health professionals by The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.

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  • CoHealth Resource - Female Genital Cutting

    Starting conversations about female circumcision.

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  • The National Education Toolkit for FGM/C Awareness

    Best practice recommendations, support and resources related to working with communities around the issue of FGM/C in Australia.

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  • Women's Health West - FGM Fact Sheet

    What is female genital mutilation?

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  • FGM and Mandatory Reporting

    A mandatory reporting tool to support health professionals.

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