Intersex people are born with sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit binary notions of male or female bodies.
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Until we safeguard every child from all forms of violence, opposition to genital cutting will not be an Australian value.
By agencies working together, we can prevent female genital mutilation, which new research confirms is happening in Australia.
Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
A new study suggests women who undergo FGM in societies where it is prevalent have more surviving children – but the evidence isn't strong enough.
Screenshot of a fiction movie researchers used to debate genital cutting among families they worked with in Sudan.
In Sudan, female genital cutting is common among many communities. The use of movies that debate this question could change people's opinions about the practice.
Pokot girls in Kenya wait for an ceremony that marks their passage into womanhood – and means they’re ready for marriage.
Despite high levels of knowledge and information, communities still adhere to cultural practices which endanger their children.
More than 80% of female circumcision in Indonesia are performed on babies under 1-year-old.
Female genital mutilation have long been carried out by traditional circumcisers in Indonesia. In recent years, the ritual has been increasingly institutionalised into medical practice.
The Whittington Hospital, where the first UK doctor to be charged with FGM worked.
On 21 March, the Crown Prosecution Service announced the first prosecution of a person accused of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK. Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, a doctor at the Whittington Hospital…
Female genital mutilation is happening in the UK.
London Safeguarding Children Board
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is happening across the UK but despite being illegal for nearly 30 years, there have been no convictions. Fortunately, politicians are beginning to pick up on the issue…