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 Lisa Manby on T/ 03 9257 0128 or at E/ lmanby@fpv.org.au.

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 (2014) & Koula Neophytou, Statewide FARREP Facilitator (2014)

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 practicing 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 Shire Colac-Otway Shire Corangamite Shire Darebin Shire East Gippsland Shire Frankston City Gannawarra Shire Glen Eira City Glenelg Shire Golden Plains Shire Greater Bendigo City Greater Dandenong City Greater Geelong City 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 Peninsula 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 City Towong Shire Wangaratta Rural City Warrnambool City Wellington Shire West Wimmera Shire Whitehorse City Whittlesea City Wodonga Rural City Wyndham City Yarra City Yarra Ranges Shire