Healthcare professionals must report to the police any cases of female genital mutilation (fgm) in girls under 18 that they come across in their work this duty came into force on 31 october 2015. Fgm has zero health benefits and often results in lifelong health problems, increased risks during childbirth, psychological trauma, and even death often rationalized as a rite of passage into womanhood, in reality fgm is an extreme form of violence used to control girls' and women's sexuality. Nigeria: report on female genital mutilation (fgm) or female genital cutting (fgc) released by the office of the senior coordinator for international women's issues. The latest news, comment and analysis on female genital mutilation follow coverage of our campaign to end fgm here. In 1996, the us congress passed legislation making female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) illegal in the united states for fgm/c we report only the number.
In december 2016, equality now, safe hands for girls, the united states institute of peace and the us network to end fgm/c came together to host the first-ever end violence against girls: summit on fgm/c in the us, with generous support from the human dignity foundation and the wallace global fund. This report is a comprehensive statistical overview of female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) in the 29 countries where the practice is concentrated analysis of the data reflects current perspectives on fgm/c, informed by the latest policy, programmatic and theoretical evidence. Female genital mutilation is prevalent in iraqi kurdistan, with an fgm rate of 72% according to the 2010 wadi report for the entire region and exceeding 80% in garmyan and new kirkuk in arbil governorate and suleymaniya type i fgm is common while in garmyan and new kirkuk, type ii and iii fgm are common. A new centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) report on female genital mutilation/cutting in the united states was released in january 2016, providing additional information on women and girls at risk.
This report is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics and data analysis on fgm/c to date, says unicef statistics and monitoring specialist claudia cappa it's extremely important because it illustrates, for the first time, what we know about how widespread is the practice is, the attitudes surrounding the practice and the. Female genital mutilation removes all possibility of sexual pleasure it is the worst kind of misogyny procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths. A new report by mps highlights the disastrous state of fgm prosecution in the uk: while nearly 500 girls undergo the horrific procedure each month, there have been no fgm convictions for 30 years. Female genital mutilation (fgm) or clitoridectomy is an islamic tradition, rampant in the muslim world hadiths have muhammad justifying it over 96% of the women in egypt have been clitoridectomized. Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia the practice is found in africa, asia and the middle east, and within communities from countries in which fgm is common.
Management of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period in the presence of female genital mutilation report of a who technical consultation female genital mutilation: integrating the prevention and the management of the health complications into the curricula of nursing and midwifery a teacher's guide. According to the prb's report, most of the women in the us who were at risk of fgm were born in egypt, somalia or ethiopia or were born to parents from those countries fgm is the partial or complete removal of a female's external genitalia. This report documents the rising prevalence of female genital mutilation (fgm) in the united states it examines the current legal framework in place to address female genital mutilation when it is performed. No fgm australia has just released the fgm prevalence in australia: 2018 report which uses global prevalence figures and abs data to estimate the number of australian women and girls born overseas who are survivors of fgm or are at high risk of fgm 11 girls a day are born in australia who are at risk of fgm.
Report to the honorable harry reid, female genital mutilation/ cutting existing federal efforts to increase awareness should be improved minority leader, us senate. Report on the prevalence of fgm/c among girls aged 0 to 14 years for gambia (mics 2010), sierra leone (mics 2010) and yemen (national social protection monitoring survey 2012) since the latest source for each of these countries did not collect these data. In this report, we use the term fgm/c, consistent with the practice of the united nations (un) and us agencies according to the un, the term fgm/c conveys that. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons it's also known as female circumcision or cutting religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for fgm.
The failure to report fgm, whether it has taken place, is taking place or is planned, is not specifically referred to in this law more generally, anyone who learns of the commission of a crime. A mandatory reporting duty for fgm requires regulated health and social care professionals and teachers in england and wales to report known cases of fgm in under 18-year-olds to the police the. Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks.