The Royal Women’s Hospital has a strong commitment to working with women from a range of cultural backgrounds. Women from countries where Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been practiced have been attending the hospital for many years. Out of this has grown an infrastructure of support for women, including commitment to improving clinical pathways for women.
The Women’s resources include a range of information on the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). They have been developed for use by health professionals at the Women’s and are intended to fulfill the following objectives:
- to increase understanding of the historical and cultural significance of FGM and its prevalence world wide
- to resource and support staff at the Women’s in developing the skills necessary for delivery of appropriate care to women affected by FGM
- to optimise service delivery within the Women’s by defining and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of key workers including the Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) workers and the FGM liaison Officers (FGMLOs)
- to promote streamlined service pathways for the ante and post-natal care of women affected by FGM
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