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FGM and the SDGs

Read this excerpt taken from UNICEF Taken from UNICEF Description of the image: Image contains an excerpt from UNICEF reading “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a human rights issue that …

Types of FGM

The World Health Organisation has classified FGM into four different types Type I – Clitoridectomy Partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the …

End FGM

End FGM We learned in week 2 about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure the peace …

How prevalent is FGM?

Visual: Worldwide prevalence of FGM Visual: UK-wide prevalence of FGM These maps highlight that FGM is a huge issue both in the UK and across the world, therefore we must …

Thank you

Thank you to… The University of Aberdeen FutureLearn Our course reviewers: Astrid Lucia Offersen – Secretary for The University of Aberdeen BAME forum Vanessa Mabonso Nzolo – Convenor for The …

What is FGM?

What is FGM? FGM is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs …

Treatment options for FGM survivors

You may have thought of lots of treatment options for FGM survivors in the last task. Below is a list of treatment options for FGM survivors, this list is not …

Sexual Impacts of FGM

Sexual dysfunction is commonly encountered following FGM and can prevail throughout the course of a woman’s life. Important complications following FGM include: Painful sex Difficulty reaching orgasm Little or no …

Further Reading for Week 1

Further Reading: Full report of RCOG tackling FGM in the UK report Veiled pain: Covers the psychological and emotional impacts Edna Adan’s Mission: What is FGM WHO fact sheet on …

Explaining SDGs

FGM is child abuse and violence against women, and therefore it fits into the wider picture of advocacy work. We are going to explore the Sustainable development goals and look …

Safeguarding vs Stigmatisation

The government’s perspective is focused on safe-guarding, reporting, prosecution, and protection of victims and those at risk – for very good reasons! However this might translate to victimisation and communal …

Psychological impacts of FGM

Now we are going to think of some of the psychological consequences of FGM “According to the datasets 16% of the respondents may suffer from PTSD while one-third reported symptoms …

Physiological impacts of FGM

Below you can find some of the physiological impacts of FGM. These can be divided into short and long-term consequences. Short term Long term Infections Urinary retention Excessive bleeding Risk …

Excerpt from Cut (Hibo Wardere)

FGM is a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights, and is often carried out before the age of consent. Now you are going to read an excerpt from Hibo …