Press Release: CURRENT POLICIES TO PROTECT GIRLS AT RISK OF GENITAL MUTILATION ARE INVASIVE AND TRAUMATISING, STUDY FINDS
Current policies aimed at protecting European African girls at risk of genital mutilation – including compulsory genital examinations and persistent questioning by police – can be invasive and traumatic for the girls involved and their families, new research in Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters finds.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights globally.
At the heart of Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) is an INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL with global relevance. The Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Journal is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal explores emerging, strategic, as well as neglected and marginalised issues across the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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In February 2019, Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) became Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) as it continues to build on 25 years of gender and rights-based research, policy, political analysis and advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and rights.