Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting National Education Toolkit in Australia
The National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Awareness

Why is Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting such a serious health risk?

The effects of FGM/C will vary depending on the individual. Some women will experience severe and life-long physical and mental health problems while others may not feel that FGM/C has affected their health at all.

Immediate and short-term health complications can include:

Ongoing and long-term health complications can include:

For some women, FGM/C can have long-term psychological effects including depression, loss of sleep, nightmares and post-traumatic stress.

Common questions about Female Genital
Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C)

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