Somali woman smiling

My Body: Human Reproductive Anatomy

This book uses simple illustrations and basic definitions to describe male and female reproductive anatomy.

August 12, 2016 · PDF


Profile of a Somali woman

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


Profiles of 2 Somali women having a conversation

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


Still image from video of two women giving a presentation

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


Map of prevalence of female genital cutting on the African continent

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 women and their children

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


Photo of the back of a woman's head, wearing African print fabric with French text that translates to: "The mom is as important as the dad". Military personnel appear in the background.

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


Woman wearing a head scarf

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


Indoor swimming pool

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


Nutrition education in grocery store.

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


Mother learning out to breast feed child

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


Cambodian mothers with their children

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