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Midwifery training needs identified when caring for women with female genital mutilation
  1. Els Leye
  1. International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to: Professor. Dr. Els Leye, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185 UZP114- O De Pintepark 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; els.leye{at}ugent.be

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Implications for practice and research

  • More studies are needed to examine the experiences and needs of midwives to help guide the design of interventions for optimal care for women with female genital mutilation (FGM).

  • Multidisciplinary and integrated programmes involving midwives and their professional associations and other sectors, should develop strategies to help abandon and advocate against FGM.

Context

FGM is a practice occurring in low and middle income countries (LMIC) and high income countries (HIC) and is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes, as well as a range of immediate and long-term complications for girls and women. Complications might include urinary tract infections, …

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