Sexual and reproductive health

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Health-care providers play an important role in the treatment and care of the 200 million girls and women around the world living with female genital mutilation.

Myths about FGM

FGM: What health-care providers need to know

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Female genital mutilation is violation of human rights

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Health-care providers need to know

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Treat the health conditions