Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) continues to be a threat to women’s and girls’ health and human rights globally. A sizeable body of evidence has developed over the past three decades on the direct health impacts of FGM/C. However, the evidence has been spread out and detached in diverse research, interventional, and training materials, making it cumbersome for quick reference when responding to women and girls exposed to the health effects of FGM/C. The Africa Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (ACCAF), with support from the Population Council, sought to synthesize the evidence on the health impacts of FGM/C, identify recommended interventions, and compile and analyse the existing reference materials.
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Извор: WUNRN – 26.10.2016