Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears

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Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears

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An academic text by Haseena Lockhat (2004)

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Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears deals with the topical and controversial issue of female circumcision. A thoroughly researched and academic work, it aim to raise awareness not only of the physical but also the psychological effects of this procedure.

The book describes how the UK has no effective procedure either to identify girls ‘at risk’ or those who have been taken away to be circumcised. In addition, there is no blanket training, information, or guidance to health professionals, and a few support mechanisms for girls who have suffered from their experience, Dr Lockhat argues that there is a great opportunity for their work to be co-ordinated, for good practice to be shared, and a areal difference to be made. From extensive interviews with circumcised women she details their experiences and recommends ways forward for all those who may be involved in their care.

Written in a highly accessible style, the book will be of great value to policy makers and to those involved in health, social care and community work.