Female Genital Mutilation Challenges in practice and policy within New Zealand

  • Ayan Said
  • Peter Simunovich


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful cultural practice that has many side effects both physical and psychological. In New Zealand there are no public health policies that are directly address the issues of FGM but programmes related to FGM have been referenced in the New Zealand Health Strategy. This paper examines national and international approaches to FGM and what strategies must address going forward in the education of women subjected to this cultural practice.

How to Cite
Said, A.; Simunovich, P. Female Genital Mutilation Challenges in Practice and Policy Within New Zealand. pacifichealth 2014.