FGM/C clinic: (Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting)

(For the english text, scroll down): published on Hopital Universitaire de Genève HUG, Département de Gynécologie et d’obstétrique, Mars 2012.

  • … Geneva is a multiethnic city and medical professionals are often confronted with women coming from countries where these rituals exist.  Not all these patients  present  health problems. Sometimes, they have questions, especially if they are young and did not have the chance to talk about it to anyone: Are we circumcised? Are we “normal”? Will we experience some gynecological or sexual problems?  
  • FGM/C is a complex health and cultural matter, often considered to be a taboo. For these reasons, since April 2010 the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) have created a specialized clinic run by a female medical doctor trained in the medical, as well as, the cultural aspects of FGM/C. This consultation enables patients to  raise their questions or concerns in full confidentiality, and individualized discussion and follow up are provided.
  • This specialized consultation makes part of the gynecological ambulatory clinics of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology  in collaboration  with  the  Unity of sexual health and family planning and the  Gynecological Psychosomatic and Sexology consultation of Geneva University Hospitals.

The following services are provided: … (full text).

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