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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000394994.41681.0c
Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH

Female genital mutilation: Applications of nursing theory for clinical care

Burke, Emily DNP, MS, RN, FNP-BC

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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.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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