Female Genital Cutting

Female Genital Cutting
Female genital cutting is internationally recognized as a harmful practice and a direct violation of girls’ and women’s rights. The World Health Organization defines FGC as “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” Practising or assisting with FGC is illegal in Canada and will result in criminal charges and conviction. Globally, the prevalence rate of FGC is 10%, and as a result, women who have been subjected to this practice may require care in Canada. The SOGC clinical practice guideline No. 395 Female Genital Cutting provides evidence-based information on caring for women who have been affected by FGC, including guidance for the management of obstetrical and gynaecological complications and provision of culturally competent care. After reviewing the guideline, take advantage of the Guideline Resource Kit, which includes two resources to help identify the severity of FGC and associated complications, as well as a communication guide. You can also test your knowledge by completing our guideline skills test on SOGC’s online platform, TopClass.


This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hour.

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This activity is for SOGC members only.

2/6/2020 8:00 AM - 12/31/2025 11:59 PM
Eastern Standard Time
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