FARREP means Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program. It is a free service of the Royal Women’s Hospital.
FARREP is for women from cultures in which female circumcision is sometimes practiced. The Women’s knows that these women often need special care, support and health information.
FARREP workers can help provide the best possible care by coordinating doctors, nurses and other people in the hospital. For example, a FARREP workers are there to help affected women talk with their doctor about their needs during childbirth or a medical procedure. FARREP workers can help make contact with the right services in the hospital.
FARREP workers can assist in dealing with problems such as liaising with nursing or medical staff about the care being given.
The FARREP program provides free health information to individuals and groups both within the hospital and in the community. FARREP workers often meet women and their friends to talk about women’s health issues, childbirth and nutrition.
To support the human rights and wellbeing of girls and women, FARREP can provide information about female circumcision in Australia.
FARREP is a service for married, unmarried, divorced or widowed women of any age.
Both circumcised and uncircumcised women are equally welcomed by FARREP.
The Royal Women’s Hospital has a strong commitment to working with women from a range of cultural backgrounds.
Bilingual brouchers about this service can be found on their website.
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