Chapter 10. Female Genital Mutilation

  1. Kathy French RN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PG Dip, PhD member Sexual Health Adviser
  1. Kathy French RN, Cert Ed, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PG Dip, PhD member Sexual Health Adviser

Published Online: 30 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch10

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

How to Cite

French, K. (2009) Female Genital Mutilation, in Sexual Health (ed K. French), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322569.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168311

Online ISBN: 9781444322569

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Keywords:

  • female genital mutilation;
  • female genital mutilation (FGM) and how it affects women's or young girls' health;
  • FGM complications;
  • psychosocial trauma and flashbacks, post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • risk of HIV through traumatic intercourse;
  • law relating to FGM;
  • feminine pain and idea of “she is a virgin”;
  • women - not seeing FGM as surgery or operation;
  • healthcare professionals - awareness of law relating to FGM;
  • childbirth trauma-perineal tears and vaginal fistulae

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Complications of FGM

  • Law Relating to FGM

  • Professional Responsibility

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading

  • Useful Addresses