Clinical Care

Guidance and tools that aide health providers in providing clinical management or health promotion services to girls and women at risk of, or who have undergone, FGM.

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Care for girls and women living with female genital mutilation: a clinical handbook
FGM can lead to a range of health risks that can impact many dimensions of a girl’s or woman’s health and well-being throughout her life course, including her physical, mental and sexual health.
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WHO guidelines on the management of health complications from female genital mutilation
Health-care providerswho provide care to women and girls living with health conditions linked to FGM need evidence-based information on how to manage these conditions and provide the best possible care.
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Job aids
Health-care providers need appropriate guidance and tools to provide the best possible care to girls and women living with the health consequences of FGM.

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Care for girls and women living with female genital mutilation: a clinical handbook

2018

Detailed description

FGM can lead to a range of health risks that can impact many dimensions of a girl’s or woman’s health and well-being throughout her life course, including her physical, mental and sexual health. Health-care providers need information and skills to be able to provide the highest level of care when managing the health risks linked with FGM.

As well as providing evidence-based information for health-care providers, this handbook can also be applied by developers of curricula and clinical care protocols. It covers multiple health topics in nine chapters, ranging from communication skills and basic information about FGM, to the management of gynaecological, urological and obstetric complications. Chapters on first-line mental and sexual health support add to this comprehensive package to address multiple aspects of women’s health and well-being.

WHO guidelines on the management of health complications from female genital mutilation

2016

Detailed description

Health-care providerswho provide care to women and girls living with health conditions linked to FGM need evidence-based information on how to manage these conditions and provide the best possible care.

The recommendations and best-practice statements cover topics such as de-infibulation, addressing the mental health and sexual health of women living with FGM, and the importance of health-care providersproviding clear and accurate information and education about FGM to women and girls, both those at risk of FGM and those who have already undergone the practice.

Job aids

2018

Detailed description

Health-care providers need appropriate guidance and tools to provide the best possible care to girls and women living with the health consequences of FGM.

These job aids are quick-reference tools for clinicians to use during clinical consultations or training sessions on these topics:
– How to perform de-infibulation for women with type 3 FGM (infibulation)
– Psychosocial support for problem solving
– FGM typology
– Recording FGM visually in medical records.

Pages 440-457 in the hyperlinked guidelines above.