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Webinar: A Culturally Sanctioned Trauma: An Overview of Female Genital Mutilation and its Psychosocial, Psychological, and Psychosexual Consequences

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an ancient cultural practice that is still happening around the world – including in the U.S. – and involves procedures that intentionally alter and cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The World Health Organization reports that FGM has no health benefits and can cause serious and often lifelong physical and psychological health problems. The number of girls under 18 at risk of FGM in the U.S. has quadrupled since 1997.

In Minneapolis, there are an estimated 37,417 girls and women at risk of undergoing FGM. This relevant presentation by Joanna Vergoth, LCSW, NCPsyA will provide an overview of FGM and its psychosocial, psychological, and psychosexual consequences, as well as share best practices in working with FGM survivors.

This presentation is a collaborative effort between the Critical Thinking Unit and MNCAMH, University of MN

Register here.