Sexual and reproductive health

Female genital mutilation: the prevention and the management of the health complications

Policy guidelines for nurses and midwives

Authors:
World Health Organization, Department of Gender and Women's Health and Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Female genital mutilation: the prevention and the management of the health complications: policy guidelines for nurses and midwives

Publication details

Number of pages: 16
Publication date: 2001
Languages: English, French
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/GWH/01.5 - WHO/RHR/01.18 Web only

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Intended for use primarily by those responsible for developing policies and directing the working practices of nurses, midwives and other frontline health-care providers, these guidelines aim to promote and strengthen the case against the medicalization of female genital mutilation and support and protect nurses, midwives and other health personnel in adhering to WHO guidelines not to close an opened-up infibulation.

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