Source: WHO
These guidelines are intended for use primarily by those responsible for developing policies and directing the working practices ofnurses,midwives and other frontline health care providers. They are also intended to complement the training materials for nurses and midwives in the management ofgirls and women with FGM.
The purpose ofthe policy guidelines is:

  • to promote and strengthen the case against the medicalization of FGM;
  • to support and protect nurses,midwives and other health personnel in adhering to WHO guidelines not to close an opened up infibulation;
  • to empower nurses and midwives to carry out functions in relation to FGM which are outside their current legal scope ofpractice; 
  • and to encourage appropriate documentation of FGM in clinical records and health information system (HIS).
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