Health Care in Europe for Women with Genital Mutilation

@article{Leye2006HealthCI,
  title={Health Care in Europe for Women with Genital Mutilation},
  author={Els Leye and Richard Antony Powell and G. Nienhuis and Patricia M. Claeys and Marleen Temmerman},
  journal={Health Care for Women International},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={362 - 378}
}
The increasing number of immigrants from African countries practicing female genital mutilation (FGM) has raised concern in Europe. Health care professionals have developed three main responses: (1) technical guidelines for clinical management; (2) codes of conduct on quality of care; and (3) specialised health services for medical and psychological care and counselling. Much remains to be done, however, to ensure adequate care in Europe: (1) medico-legal/ethical discussions; (2) development of… Expand
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