A survey among Irish General Practitioners reveals that medical doctors should receive more information pertaining to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Irish General Practitioners do not know how to recognize types of female genital mutilation or where to refer victims for care, a survey has shown. AkiDwA, whose name comes from a Swahili word meaning sisterhood, estimates that more than 3,170 migrant women living in Ireland are victims of the practice. AkiDwA chief executive Salome Mbugua said GPs needed education on the issue. “The results of the survey indicate that a lot of awareness is needed at all levels.”

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