This reference manual is intended for health-care providers in Kenya working among communities that have a high prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and those who encounter women and/or girls who have undergone the practice. It was designed particularly for use by nonspecialist clinicians, including nurses/midwives, clinical officers, district medical officers, postgraduate medical officers, and medical students. It is also a resource for medical and other health-service providers at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, particularly those working in areas with a high prevalence of FGM/C. Since the evidence base for effective clinical practice is constantly evolving, readers are encouraged to consult up-to-date sources of information as they emerge. Besides equipping health-care providers with knowledge to manage complications associated with FGM/C, the manual also aims to empower them to resist requests to perform FGM/C and to be advocates against the practice in their communities. The professional associations of various cadres of health providers can use the manual for developing policy statements to prevent their members from performing FGM/C, and to discourage their clients and communities from sustaining the practice.
Kenya Ministry of Health. 2007. "Management of complications, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period in the presence of FGM/C." Nairobi: Division of Reproductive Health/Kenya Ministry of Health and Population Council.
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