Press Conference: The Gambian Parliament passes the first Law against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Due to the International Day against FGM/C, Wassu-UAB Foundation, Obra Social “la Caixa” and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have presented the clinical studies that have contributed to the promulgation of the new law in The Gambia. These studies have given scientific evidence and have guided the methodological strategy to prevent FGM/C and the management of its health consequences.

The latest results about Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on FGM/C of Health Professionals in The Gambia have shown a reduction in their support to the continuation of the practice, a fact that clearly points out the need to keep sensitizing and training on prevention and management of FGM/C.