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The HUG Gynecology Division has extensive experience in the prevention, care, and management of complications related to female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation (or FGM) refers to the ritual removal of external female genitalia, such as excision, infibulation, or circumcision. There are several categories of female genital mutilation. All can have major consequences on the physical, psychological, and sexual health of women. In Switzerland, it is estimated that this affects 15,000 women.
Since 2010, a specialized and multidisciplinary office, comprised of physicians and nursing staff trained in these situations, has offered personalized and adapted care.
Do you have questions? Talk to your gynecologist or contact the specialized office
You are seen at the office in full confidentiality and can ask any questions you wish. After discussion and as needed, you are examined to determine the treatment most suitable for your situation.
The consultation is conducted by a gynecologist trained in medical and surgical aspects, as well as cultural particulars. She offers personalized care and services, which are respectful and culturally sensitive.
She works closely with:
Retrouvez la Dre Jasmine Abdulcadir sur le plateau du Téléjournal de la RTS le 6 février 2017 à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l’égard des mutilations génitales féminines : [Meet Dr. Jasmine Abdulcadir on the set of the RTS Newscast on February 6, 2017 for the International Day of Zero Tolerance Against Female Genital Mutilation]