Study Lead/PI: Dr Laura Jones
Research Fellows: Emma Danks, Dr Lailah Alidu
Study Coordinator: Dr Joanne Clarke
UoB Co-Applicants: Professor Julie Taylor, Professor Kate Jolly
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.
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. The study aims will be address in two work packages.
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.
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.
Twitter link: @FGMSisterStudy
Study email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study phone number: 0121 414 3024
Link to National FGM Centre: www.nationalfgmcentre.org.uk
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