Global Strategy to Stop Health-Care Providers from Performing FGM

No. of pages: 27

Publication Date: 2010

Author: UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO, FIGO, ICN, MWIA, WCPA, WMA

Publisher: WHO

This publication discusses the global scale and recognition of the problem of female genital mutilation, and touches on how to engage health professionals to support abandonment of the practice. It describes changing patterns and practices, including medicalization, and analyzes the challenges FGM/C poses to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals.

The document discusses strategies to accelerate progress so that health care providers and national authorities can mobilize funding, create supportive legislative frameworks and strenghten accountability.

 

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