This unique book will assist those who care for women and girls who have had, or are at risk of having female genital mutilation. It focuses on caring for both physical and mental needs of the vulnerable or suffering and maintains an understanding, holistic and objective approach to the current situation. It contains colour plates, illustrations, photos and graphs. Female Genital Mutilation is a valuable reference for healthcare professionals and others involved in social services, teaching, child protection and police services. Caseworkers involved with asylum seekers and refugees, children’s charities, and policy makers and shapers will also find it useful, as will researchers and academics.
Table of Contents
Female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation and issues of gender and human rights of women. Managing the reality of female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation - a clinician’s experience. Care of circumcised young women and girls. Health care provision for pregnant asylum seekers and refugees. Female genital mutilation and child protection. Strategies for FGM prevention in Europe. Attitudes towards FGM among Somali women living in the UK. Legislative action to eradicate FGM in UK. FGM – the struggle continues…