Female Genital Cutting Outreach

The African Women's Health Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has been conducting two-day reproductive health workshops throughout the United States.  These workshops ultimately aim to improve the health of refugee women who have undergone female genital cutting (FGC).   The two-day workshops are designed to focus on educating two populations.  The first day is devoted to teaching refugee women on issues involving access to healthcare, reproductive health, childcare, and female genital cutting.  The second day focuses on educating health and services providers on how to give culturally and linguistically competent care to women who have been circumcised.  At the end of the two days, the two groups join together to find ways of improving communication, access to health and elevate the overall quality of care to circumcised women.

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