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Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation

This course will give an overview of what female genital mutilation is, the health implications, and how health and social care workers can safeguard and protect females under 18.


Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

    • Understand what female genital mutilation is and why it occurs
    • Identify communities that put females at risk
    • Describe the health implications of female genital mutilation
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Female Genital Mutilation – Course Introduction
    • What is Female Genital Mutilation?
    • History of FGM
    • Females and FGM
    • FGM in the UK
    • Where is FGM Carried Out?
    • Why is FGM Carried Out?
    • Cultural and Social Factors
    • Types of FGM
    • Effects of FGM
    • Serious Harm
    • Mental Health and FGM
    • Long-Term Complications
    • Treatment and Deinfibulation
    • Help and Support
    • Mandatory Reporting
    • Legislation
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Female Genital Mutilation free course certificate.


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