[PDF] Clinical practice guideline : female genital cutting

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication date:
01 November 2013


Objective: To strengthen the national framework for care of  adolescents and women affected by female genital cutting  (FGC) in Canada by providing health care professionals with:  (1) information intended to strengthen their knowledge and  understanding of the practice; (2) directions with regard to the  legal issues related to the practice; (3) clinical guidelines for the  management of obstetric and gynaecological care, including  FGC related complications; and (4) guidance on the provision of  culturally competent care to adolescents and women with FGC.  evidence: Published literature was retrieved through searches of  PubMed, CINAHL, and The Cochrane Library in September  2010 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e.g.,  Circumcision, Female) and keywords (e.g., female genital  mutilation, clitoridectomy, infibulation). We also searched Social  Science Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Gender Studies  Database, and ProQuest Dissertations and Theses in 2010 and  2011. There were no date or language restrictions. Searches  were updated on a regular basis and incorporated in the  guideline to December 2011. Grey (unpublished) literature was  identified through searching the websites of health technology  assessment and health technology-related agencies, clinical  practice guideline collections, clinical trial registries, and national  and international medical specialty societies. Values: The quality of evidence in this document was rated using  the criteria described in the Report of the Canadian Task Force  on Preventive Health Care