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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The Program objectives are as follows:

  • To empower policy makers (internal and external) WA Health to address the social determinants of health for linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, particularly African communities in Westeran Australia.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Education Program

The Program Objectives are as follows:

  • Promote community awareness on the health and psychosocial effects of the practice of FGM and the illegality of the practice.
  • Develop culturally appropriate information and education resources for women and their communities.
  • Promote professional awareness on the legal aspects of the practice of FGM and the psychosocial effects.
  • Promote access to education and training programs for professional groups on the prevention of FGM.
  • Develop appropriate protection and intervention protocols, for girls exposed to the practice of FGM.

If you would like any further information about FGM or our FGM Education Program, please contact:

Carol Kaplanian (
Coordinator Women's Wellness (FDV & FGM)
Ph: 9340 1557

Female Genital Mutilation E-learning Package

This e-learning package was developed to assist health professionals to update their knowledge of female genital mutilation.

It is recommended that ALL health professionals working with families and babies complete this package.

Reading of all included links and activities, the package will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Successful completion of the included quiz will direct you to an evaluation survey and certificate.

Viewing on a mobile device

This package may be viewed on a mobile device (iPad, smartphone, tablet). iPad users will be prompted to download the free ‘Articulate Mobile Player’ from iTunes. Instructions for accessing the certificate for iPad users are available within the package.

Open the package



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