Desinfibulation • Video [➦]
• People who had a desinfibulation
• Victims of sexual violence with desinfibulation
• Pregnant people with desinfibulation
• Health, social and education professionals
• 4 minutes
Release Date and Last Update
June 1st 2021 (no update as of review date)
In partnership with SPF Public Health and Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the GAMS Belgique published an informative video, translated in 9 languages, to inform and reassure people living with feminine genital mutilations (FGM) of the “infibulation” type, addressing desinfibulation.
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GAMS Belgique (2021, June 1st). Désinfibulation [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9osj8btP6Uc6lNCvrfmQdw
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This educational video provides information on surgical deinfibulation, a procedure aimed at re-opening the vaginal introitus after infibulation, a type of genital mutilation that aims to narrow the vaginal opening, and to remedy the problems that infibulation causes.
This tool aims to illustrate, with images and in several languages, how this intervention takes place. This intervention aims to reduce complications related to infibulation (for example, facilitating the passage of urine and menstruation, reducing the pain of vaginal penetrative intercourse or allowing vaginal childbirth).
This tool adopts an informed consent approach and gives the necessary information for a person to make a decision that takes into account all the consequences related to the intervention. This intervention can indeed have psychological impacts and complications for the person undergoing it, and they should be informed of those. We must therefore remain open and attentive to the person's experience in order to remain culturally sensitive to everything that surrounds the intervention.
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