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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A survey of knowledge, attitudes, and practices

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been performed on an estimated 200 million women and girls worldwide. Health care professionals play a significant role in the prevention of FGM/C. They can support and educate patients and communities about the advantages of ending the practice. However, health care professionals frequently lack the resources and education required to carry out these crucial duties.

Until February 28th, 2023, a team of researchers from India is conducting a survey among health care professionals regarding their knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) about FGM/C.

Who is this survey for?

  • Doctors (MBBS or postgraduate including AYUSH),

  • nurses,

  • and midwives practicing in urban/rural India.

Our goals for this survey:

  • to assess the KAP of health care providers;

  • to establish a baseline for further research in India;

  • to help facilitate the creation of efficient plans, policies, and targeted training initiatives on how to deal with FGM survivors (medically and psychologically) in the future for HCPs;

  • to create awareness among health care workers in India.

Any health care professional who is eligible according to the criteria can provide their insights about FGM/C by filling out this survey. It consists of roughly 30 questions which should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Who can you reach out to?

If you have any queries, feel free to contact the researchers at: or

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