culture

Female Genital Mutilation in South Sudan

I was asked to share information surrounding the medical consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM) with the community that I work with in South Sudan. I work in a trust back in London that has a specific clinic for reversals of FGM and psychological support for women who have undergone FGM. So I’d had some training through my trust but also from attending study days and through personal experience of working within a large Somali community in South London. Due to the sensitivity of this issue, I needed to remain focused purely on the medical consequences of FGM.