Tecnical Guidelines for Health Professionals - Female Genital Mutilation
Orientações técnicas para Profissionais de Saúde - Mutilação Genital Feminina
This document has information on how health Professional should proceed on FGM situation, identify and conduct (within the referral network maternal and child) the child, the young women or woman. It mentions that the intervention of a child and/or young women at risk of FGM should be in accordance with the General Directorate of Health - Practical Guide to Approach Diagnosis and Intervention - Maltreatment of Children and Youth - http://www.dgs.pt/upload/membro.id/ficheiros/i016079.pdf
It mentions the WHO criterions for FGM classifications and consequences (immediate and long term), Psychological and sexual consequences for sexual response, obstetric complications, family planning; pregnancy; pre-conception, Labour, puerperium; Intervention in the community; Referral or the female new born –“ Prior to discharge from the maternity health professionals must coordinate with the Corps Support Hospital for Children and Youth at Risk (NHACJR) to be asked for continued monitoring of this family.
Author(s): Direcção Geral de Saude - General Health Directorate*
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