RCN Guidance on Female Genital Mutiliation (FGM)
The RCN has published guidance on FGM for professionals working in sexual health care and travel health services including a care pathway for each.
The publication for sexual health care acts a supplement to Female Genital Mutilation: An RCN Resource for Nursing and Midwifery Practice (2016) and focuses on FGM for professionals working in sexual health services such as sexual health clinics, genitourinary medicine clinics and children’s services.
The guidance states why FGM awareness and training is important:
"You have a duty of care to protect all those who seek health care and in order to do this you need to be as prepared as possible to understand the identification of those at risk of FGM, or who have been affected by this practice. Once identified, you need to understand and know what action should be taken, who to contact and how to ensure the highest quality care in such situations, especially in sexual health services."
More information and guidance available here.
Meeting the National Reporting Requirements for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Monday 23 January
De Vere West One, London
19 January 2017