Author(s): Dr. Elinor Graham, MD, MPH

Date Authored: February 27, 2015

This 13 slide PDF 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 with women whom providers may see in their medical practices. Prepared by Dr. Elinor Graham, MD, MPH Associate Professor Emeritus UW Department of Pediatrics, Harborview. Photos and illustrations in this presentation are used with full permission granted by UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center’s Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress.

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Profile of a Somali woman
Photo by ANISOM Public Information (cc license).