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Understanding Female Genital Mutilation – Who Practices and Why

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize the reasons for practicing female genital mutilation (FGM)
2. Recognize the urgency to stop the practice of FGM
3. Describe the role that physicians and nurses have in reporting suspected cases
4. Identify the myths that help support the practice
0.5 Credit

This is the final module of the three part female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) series from the AHA Foundation. This final module introduces culturally sensitive risk assessment. You will walk through patient case studies and see how you can implement this risk assessment in your practice.

Trigger warning: There are graphics and stories that may be disturbing to learners.

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The AHA Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to liberate women and girls from cultural practices that violate their human rights, including honor violence, forced marriage and genital mutilation. Learn more.

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Participation Statement: Upon completion of this activity, learners will receive a Participation Certificate.


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