World Health Organisation documents relating to female genital cutting

World Health Organisation documents relating to FGC


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Female genital cutting: current practices and beliefs in western Africa, WHO Bulletin, 2012

An update on WHO’s work on female genital mutilation (FGM), WHO, 2011

Estimating the obstetric costs of female genital mutilation in six African countries, 2010

Global strategy to stop health care providers from performing FGM: Multi-agency document from the United Nations focusing on stopping the medicalisation of FGC’ 2010

A Systematic review of the health complications of female genital mutilation including sequelae in childbirth, 2000

Female Genital Mutilation: A joint WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA statement, 1997