Female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) in Victoria

Family Planning Victoria has been funded by Department of Health to produce a range of materials to improve health literacy, service access and planning regarding female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C). These resources have been developed in consultation with a wide range of individuals with expertise in this area.

For more information, please follow the links below or contact Family Planning Victoria on T/ 03 9257 0100.

Improving the health care of women and girls affected by female genital mutilation/cutting:
A service coordination guide and care plan flow chart

Lynne Jordan, CEO Family Planning Victoria & Koula Neophytou, Statewide FARREP Facilitator

This resource aims to support health and community service providers who work with women and girls affected by female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It provides them with the information they need to talk with women and girls about FGM/C and its potential impact on their health and wellbeing.

Download the FGM/C Service Coordination Guide (1.2mb)

Download the FGM/C Care Plan Flow Chart (454kb)


A Tradition in Transition: Female genital mutilation/cutting

A Literature review, an overview of prevention programs and demographic data for Victoria, Australia March 2013.

Dr Susan Costello, Marjorie Quinn & Allison Tatchell (RMIT), Lynne Jordan & Koula Neophytou (Family Planning Victoria)

The first of its kind in Australia, we believe that this report will serve as a useful resource for health service planners, educators, academics, health professionals, policy makers and agency staff who work with communities from practising countries. Through this report, we have endeavoured to provide valuable data and analyses for the development of services and policies to benefit communities settling in Australia.

Part one: Introduction

Download the Introduction (1.3mb)

Part two: Literature review

This part presents a broad overview of the practice of FGM/C, outlining the cultural and traditional contexts, the effects on the health and wellbeing of women and girls and the impact of migration to western countries. This information will be of particular relevance to educators, academics, health professionals, policy makers and agency staff who work with communities from practising countries.

Download the Literature review (743kb)

Part three: Prevention programs

This part examines local and international prevention programs, including how these impact on practising communities and ultimately contribute to the abandonment of FGM/C. This information will be of particular relevance to community agencies and all levels of government for the development of prevention programs.

Download Prevention programs (423kb)

Part four: Demographic data

This part presents comprehensive demographic data on communities residing in Victoria who have come from countries known to practise FGM/C. The data below can be searched by local government area (LGA). This information will be of particular relevance to agencies involved in service planning and policy development.

Demographic data for Victoria, Australia

Alpine Shire

Ararat Rural City

Ballarat City

Banyule City

Bass Coast Shire

Baw Baw Shire

Bayside City

Benalla Rural City

Boroondara City

Brimbank City

Buloke Shire

Campaspe Shire

Cardinia Shire

Casey City

Central Goldfields

Colac-Otway Shire

Corangamite Shire

Darebin City

East Gippsland Shire

Frankston City

Gannawarra Shire

Glen Eira City

Glenelg Shire

Golden Plains Shire

Greater Bendigo City

Greater Dandenong City

Greater Geelong

Greater Shepparton City

Hepburn Shire

Hindmarsh Shire

Hobsons Bay City

Horsham Rural City

Hume City

Indigo Shire

Knox City

Latrobe City

Loddon Shire

Macedon Ranges Shire

Manningham City

Mansfield Shire

Maribyrnong City

Maroondah City

Melbourne City

Melton Shire

Mildura Rural City

Mitchell Shire

Moira Shire

Monash City

Moonee Valley City

Moorabool Shire

Moreland City

Mornington Pensinsula Shire

Mount Alexander Shire

Murrindindi Shire

Nillumbik Shire

Northern Grampians Shire

Moyne Shire Council

Port Phillip City Pyrenees Shire Borough of Queenscliffe

Shire of Southern Grampians

South Gippsland Shire

Stonnington City

Strathbogie Shire

Surf Coast Shire

Swan Hill Rural

Towong Shire

Wangaratta Rural City

Warrnambool City

Wellington Shire

West Wimmera Shire

Whitehorse City

Whittlesea City

Wodonga Rural

Wyndham City

Yarra City

Yarra Ranges Shire