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WHO releases handbook on treatment for FGM

A handbook has been released by the World Health Organisation for health care providers involved in the care of girls and women who have been subjected to any form of female genital mutilation (FGM).

This includes obstetricians and gynaecologists, surgeons, general medical practitioners, midwives, nurses and other country-specific health professionals. Health-care professionals providing mental health care, and educational and psycho-social support – such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and health educators – will also find this handbook helpful.

This clinical handbook is based on the WHO Guidelines on the management of health complications from female genital mutilation, 2016.

[link url="http://www.polity.org.za/article/care-of-girls-and-women-living-with-female-genital-mutilation-2018-05-07"]Material on the Polity site[/link]
[link url="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272429/9789241513913-eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y"]Handbook[/link]

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