Pregnancy Loss among Refugee and Immigrant Patients
Considerations in approaching conversations and counseling for pregnancy loss among refugee and immigrant patients and families. Includes link to case study examples. Developed from stakeholder interviews and literature review.
March 16, 2021 · Article
Pregnancy Loss among Refugee and Immigrant Patients: Case Studies
Case studies intended to promote discussion and reflection on the topic of U.S. healthcare provided during perinatal loss experienced by immigrant and refugee families.
March 16, 2021 · Article
My Body: Human Reproductive Anatomy
This book uses simple illustrations and basic definitions to describe male and female reproductive anatomy.
August 12, 2016 · PDF
Ritual Female Genital Cutting (RFGC) Powerpoint Slides
This presentation gives an overview of ritual female genital cutting practices around the world, addresses common misconceptions and provides guidance about how to discuss this issue.
February 27, 2015 · PDF
Intake Form for Women with a History of Female Circumcision
Example of intake form used to document patient history and exam as related to a history of female circumcision
February 27, 2015 · PDF
Ritual Female Genital Cutting (RFGC)
A 1hr 18 minute video from a presentation to health care students in Seattle WA. The presentation by Dr. Elinor A. Graham, with Anab Abdullahi, and Dr. Anisa Ibrahim covers the definition of RFGC, historical and cultural misconceptions, medical misconceptions.
February 27, 2015 · Video
Female Genital Cutting (Female Circumcision)
This video discusses terminology, prevalence, types of female circumcision, possible complications and other issues that might be encountered when caring for patients in a clinical setting.
December 4, 2014 · Video
Somali Perinatal Preference: A Summary for Providers
Recommendations for OB providers about Somali women's preferences for education and approaches to care during prenatal period and labor/delivery.
September 30, 2014 · PDF
Experiences of Refugee Women and Girls from the Democratic Republic of Congo
This backgrounder speaks to experiences of Congolese women and girls prior to resettlement and to provide tips for those supporting Congolese refugee women and girls in the US.
April 29, 2014 · PDF
Female Genital Cutting: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Management for the Primary Care Physician
This review discusses the different types of Female Genital Cutting (FGC), important cultural considerations for physicians caring for patients with FGC, common early and late medical complications and their management, and psychosocial issues associated with FGC.
December 17, 2013 · Article
Cambodian Perinatal Culture-Bound Syndromes: Providing Care to Cambodian Women with Toas
Information about postpartum period sor sai kchey, which alludes to a period of fragile health lasting from one to three months after childbirth during which many traditional postpartum practices are followed.
December 2, 2010 · Article
Responding to a Request: Gender-Exclusive Swims in a Somali Community
The article describes a creative intervention to improve physical activity among Somali immigrants in Seattle, Washington.
January 1, 2010 · PDF
Group Nutrition Education Poster
1 page poster PDF summarizing a WIC group nutrition project for Spanish and Somali families.
August 17, 2009 · PDF
Post-partum Practices among Vietnamese and Chinese Patients
A 2 page brochure and related poster about the post-partum practice of a "sitting month" among Vietnamese and Chinese patients.
August 14, 2009 · PDF
Breast Feeding Support for Somali Mothers
A powerpoint slide show about infant overfeeding in immigrant families, with focus on Somali families.
August 14, 2009 · PDF
Perinatal Profile for Patients from Somalia
Information to help providers become familiar with the cultural values and historical experiences of women from Somalia and their families, as it pertains to obstetrical outcomes and providing culturally appropriate care.
December 8, 2008 · Article
Cambodian Postpartum Practices
Article about postpartum traditions in Cambodian culture.
September 1, 2004 · Article
Dysuria Symptoms in Somali Girls and Women
A short clinical pearl about dysuria in Somali females who have had ritual genital surgery.
October 1, 1997 · Article
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- Addressing the Contraceptive Needs of Refugee Youth and Women
This free online course created by CAI, in partnership with Advocates for Youth (AFY), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and Oakhurst Medical Centers, aims at building the capacity of healthcare providers to address the contraceptive care needs of refugee women and youth.
- All State Public Benefits Map from NIWAP
National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project makes available an Interactive Public Benefits Map and State-by-State Charts of public benefits available to immigrants.
- CityStream: Somali Yoga - YouTube
The Seattle area's Somali population now numbers 30,000. Many are female refugees who escaped Somalia to seek safety and a more stable life. Many of these women are isolated and alone. They don't speak English, and they lack essential services. Daryel Somali Women's Wellness Project, a program run by UW Medicine, is providing them a chance to make new connections and feel supported. Nicole Sanchez explains.
- Female Genital Cutting: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Management for the Primary Care Physician
A 2013 review article providing an introduction to the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), the different types, cultural considerations for physicians caring for patients with FGC, and some culturally sensitive approaches to discussions about this topic with girls and women for whom this is an issue.
- Female “Circumcision”
Carol R Horowitz and J Carey Jackson report on their research concerning the conflicts that occur when clinicians provide care to patients whose beliefs and practices differ from their own. They reviewed the practice, cultural significance and medical complications of female circumcision, and offer sensitive clinical guidelines, illustrated by case examples, for caring for currently circumcised women. 1997 article published in J Gen Intern Med.
- Healthcare for Humans Podcast
Dr. Raj Sundar explores the history and culture of Washington's diverse communities so clinicians can be better equipped with the right knowledge to care for all patients. By better understanding their worldview, providers can become better at taking care of their patients.
- Office on Women's Health
The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OWH coordinates women's health efforts across HHS and addresses critical women's health issues by informing and advancing policies, educating health care professionals and consumers, and supporting innovative programs.
- Optimizing Care of Women & Girls Affect by Female Genital Cutting
A series of 4 video blogs featuring experts on FGC, from the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM) hosted by the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management & Sharing at Johns Hopkins.
- Somali women’s yoga and health program
2011 Seattle Times article about a local Somali women's yoga and health program.