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NSW Education Program on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The NSW Education Program on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a statewide Program that was established in September 1997. It is funded through the NSW Department of Health.                 

FGM, which is also known as female circumcision refers to the practice of partial or complete removal or cutting of the external female genitalia. The procedure is most often performed on girls or young women.

The aim of the program is to prevent the practice of FGM in NSW and to minimise the health and psychological impact of the practice for women, girls and their families affected by, or at risk of, FGM.


  

If you suspect a girl is at risk of FGM

The practice of female genital mutilation is illegal in NSW. It is also illegal to perform FGM on a girl or women overseas or interstate who is normally resident in NSW. What should you do if you suspect someone you know is at risk of FGM?
Click here to find out more

NSW Education Program on FGM Brochure

Download a copy of our service brochure to find out more about the practice of FGM, legislation in NSW as well as our aims, objectives and programs.
Download PDF here

Training

Providing culturally appropriate care for women, girls and families affected by FGM

This one day workshop is open to all professionals who may come into contact with women girls and families affected by FGM. Click here to find out more

 

 


Last Updated 15 Apr 2011

 

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