FGM Sister Study

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Sister Study is a qualitative study exploring the views of FGM survivors, male partners and healthcare professionals on the timing of deinfibulation surgery. 

Principle Investigator: Laura Jones

The FGM Sister Study aims to explore and understand (1) the timing preferences for deinfibulation surgery amongst FGM survivors, male partners and healthcare professionals; and (2) how to improve NHS FGM services for type 3 FGM survivors and their families.

FGM Sister Study  

Meet the research team

Aims of the project

In Work Package 1, we seek to recruit up to 50 women who are FGM survivors, up to 10 male partners and up to 50 healthcare professionals to take part in an interview or discussion group to explore their views on timing preferences for deinfibulation and NHS FGM services.

In Work Package 2, we will hold community engagement and stakeholder events to synthesise the findings of the study and inform best practice and policy recommendations around the timing of deinfibulation and FGM care provision, and identify future actions.

Link to National FGM Centre: www.nationalfgmcentre.org.uk   


Funded by NIHR

This research is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health or the Department of Health.

Interested in taking part?

Contact us

 For all FGM Sister Study enquiries please email Dr Laura Jones