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02 May 2019

Volume 27 | Issue 5

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Midwives as ‘defenders’—in the UK and abroad

Thanks to years of campaigning to raise awareness and conduct research, it is now likely that midwives will have heard of and received training on female genital mutilation (FGM). Although cases are concentrated in Africa, the Middle East and Asia (UNICEF, 2016), globalisation and international migration have increased the need for UK health professionals to be trained to care for women and girls with appropriate information and cultural sensitivity.

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