Obstetric management of women with female genital mutilation

  title={Obstetric management of women with female genital mutilation},
  author={M. Rashid},
  journal={The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist},
  • M. Rashid, M. Rashid
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
  • • Female genital mutilation is the partial or total removal of the female genitalia for non‐medical reasons. • The practice is illegal in the United Kingdom. • It is estimated that one woman dies every 10 minutes from the sequelae of the procedure. • Healthcare professionals require adequate training in the clinical management of women with this condition and they also need to demonstrate great cultural sensitivity. • In types III and IV the narrowed vaginal opening is likely to cause obstetric… CONTINUE READING
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