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Cervical screening toolkit for health professionals

A new toolkit has been developed to assist healthcare providers to engage under-screened and never-screened women in cervical screening, and to support them should they choose to participate. See the whole toolkit here.
Read the section on Women from CALD backgrounds, including women who have experienced female genital cutting

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health: A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s well being in Australia

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

  • Webinar – Is FGM/C Happening in Australia? What Health Professionals Need to Know held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Multicultural Centre For Women’s Health Watch it here. 
  • Female genital mutilation/Cutting – A resource for Clinicians from TRUE Relationships and Reproductive Health
    PapScreen Victoria and Women’s Health West have developed a suite of resources that aims to increase cervical screening and HPV vaccination uptake among women from communities that traditionally practise FGM/C. In their resources kit they have developed:
  1. A DVD for health professionals cultural and clinical aspects of cervical screening
  2. Multilingual factsheets for female patients in Arabic, Amharic, Somali and Tigrinya
  3. FGM/C Resource Card for health professionals
  4. Powerpoint presentations for health providers and community workers

These resources are only accessible for health professionals and community health workers as some of the above resources contain sensitive materials. To access the resources you can order it from the email located here.
National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Female Mutilation/Cutting Awareness

Translated Resources

Family Safety Pack

A patient resource for all people coming to Australia and is available in 46 translated languages. Developed by the Australian Government, the pack includes information on Australia’s laws on the following topics:

  • domestic and family violence
  • sexual assault
  • forced and early marriage
  • family violence and partner visas
  • dowry abuse
  • female genital mutilation/cutting
  • LGBTQIA+ relationships
  • trafficking and slavery

Access the Pack here.

Further Reading

Hearst AA, Molnar AM. Female genital cutting: an evidence-based approach to clinical management for the primary care physician. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Jun;88(6):618-29.
World Health Organisation Information on FGM


For Women, By Women 2018 – The booklet features stories of strength, resilience and leadership from women originally from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran

. Read it here.