Help Accessing FGM Services
Do you know someone, or do you need support yourself for the effects of female genital mutilation?
This effects could include:
- Physical complications
- Psychological trauma
- or Sexual problems
If you or someone you know needs help, please locate the service which is in your state in the information below.
Support services for survivors of FGM:
Every state and territory in Australia has specialist health care services for survivors of FGM.
The National Education Toolkit for FGM provides access to National services available to support survivors of FGM
Family Planning Victoria also provides information about services for survivors of FGM
Links to each state are provided below.
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
Women who experience sexual problems due to FGM may require specialized support services.
At present there is no access to surgery in Australia for women who may have FGM, however, French surgeon, Pierre Foldes has pioneered a surgery which can reconstruct the clitoris.
No FGM Australia are currently aiming to bring Pierre Foldes to Australia in the next 12-24 months to train Australian surgeons in clitoral reconstruction.
There are however highly specialized counselors who specialize in sexual dysfunction and who operate in every state and territory. If you would like to know who is a specialist in sexual health and relationship issues in your area, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Support from other survivors
If you are interested in accessing support through a support group, please email us on email@example.com to be directed a group in your area.