Female genital mutilation: Applications of nursing theory for clinical careBurke, Emily DNP, MS, RN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner: April 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 4 - p 45–50 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000394994.41681.0c Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH Abstract In Brief Author Information Abstract Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a continuing practice among some immigrant groups. As mobility increases among this population, NPs in primary care will continue to see women who have experienced FGM. NPs must gain a better understanding of the practice in order to provide optimal, culturally appropriate clinical care. In Brief As mobility increases among the immigrant population, NPs in primary care will likely see women who have experienced female genital mutilation as part of their cultural norms. NPs must gain a better understanding of the practice in order to provide optimal, culturally appropriate clinical care Author Information Emily Burke is a public health nurse in Denver, Colo. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.