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Transcript of New FGM
Dr Ibrahim Samba - Former Regional Director for World Health Organization
He stated “ that FGM is an obstacle to the attainment of the goal of health, development and human rights for not only girls and women, but for all members of our society.”
The UK law
The tradition of circumcision and cutting is a strong custom, it is not religiously motivated and it is against the UK law, and can lead to death.
'The female circumcision Act 1985 and the female FGM Act 2003'
Dr Ibrahim Samba
The Punishment - 14 years Imprisonment
It is an offense to excise, infibulate or mutilate the whole or any part of the labia majora or clitoris of another person or to aid, or abet, counsel or procure the performance by another person’s own body.
It is also illegal to take a child out of the uk for that purpose or to arrange it.
How the FGM specialist midwife can contribute to the campaign to end the practice.
The role of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Specialist Midwife
The specialist midwife and the campaign to end FGM.
Francis report 6Cs
Is the core of all we do as midwives. Caring defines us.
History and the culture.
Reduce the gap in inequalities in health
International strategies / European strategies
Prevention in the uk
28 Too Many
To be effective midwives need to understand the practice of FGM.
The FGM National clinical group formed in2007 is a UK based registered charity dedicated to working with with women who have been affected by FGM and related difficulties
Intelligent kindness is central to how our public perceive their engagement with our service – (Francis 2013)
Confidence, truth, respect and sensitivity. Courage to be a woman's advocate.
Excellent clinical and technical knowledge to deliver, effective and safe modern practice.
Thank you for listening
"courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it". Nelson Mandela
Ten years as a trustee
Campaigning to improve the lives of women and their family effected by pre and post natal depression.
Cognitive behavioral therapy in partnership with Birmingham healthy minds.
Teaching, research, fund raising and accountability.
living with FGM
Commitment is an act not a word
Jean -Paul Sarte
Campaigning to end FGM