This article translates and synthesizes a reference guide containing iconographic material of the pre- and post-pubertal female external genitals with and without genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The literature focuses on adults, whereas FGM/C are usually performed before the age of 15. Signs of FGM/C can be subtle and depend on the type of mutilation as well as the experience of the examiner. Published in 2022 and produced with the collaboration of 23 professionals, this illustrated guide “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-81736-7” is currently available in open access. It is aimed at facilitating the training of health professionals in making diagnosis, clinical management, and reporting to child safeguarding/law enforcement agencies, where required.
|Translated title of the contribution
|An atlas on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting among children and adolescents
|Number of pages
|Revue Medicale Suisse
|Published - 28 Jun 2023