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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
http://www.netfa.com.au/fgmc-programs-australia.php

Family Planning Victoria also provides information about services for survivors of FGM

Links to each state are provided below.

Victoria
Victorian information
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
NSW
NSW information
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
QueensLand
Queensland information
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
Tasmania
Tasmanian information
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
Western Australia
WA information 
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
NT
NT information
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
SA
SA Information
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.
Also if you are a survivor of FGM in South Australia and you are having a baby, we recommend Family Haven who have experienced doulas to guide you through the ante-natal process and will help advocate for your needs.
ACT
ACT information 
and referral services for professionals and women seeking support.

Sexual health

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 paula@nofgmoz.com

Support from other survivors

If you are interested in accessing support through a support group, please email us on paula@nofgmoz.com to be directed a group in your area.

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