Female Genital Mutilation
Dr Comfort Momoh MBE, FGM-Consultant/Public Health Specialist
Geographical Area of FGM
Partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or the prepuce (clitoridectomy)
Type Ia, removal of clitoral hood or prepuce only
Type Ib, removal of clitoris with prepuce
Type II 90%
Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (excision)
Type IIa, removal of labia minora only
Type IIb, partial or total removal of clitoris and labia minora
Type IIc, partial or total removal of clitoris, labia minora and labia majora
Type III 10%
Narrowing of the vaginal orifice with creation of a covering seal by cutting and appositioning the labia minora and/or the labia majora, with or without excision of the clitoris (infibulation).
Type IIIa, removal and apposition of the labia minora;
Type IIIb, removal and apposition of the labia majora.
Re-infibulation falls under this type.
Unclassified: All other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, for example, pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterization.
Issues around Double standards
What is Happening in the UK?
The African Well Woman?s Clinic
The clinic provides support, information and advice to women/girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. We also provide a one stop clinic for surgical reversal of FGM.
For more information and referrals please call Dr Comfort Momoh (MBE) FGM Specialist on 02071886872 or 07956542576 or page her on 08700555500 Code:881018. Fax 02071880670