Country Portugal
Year 2021
Type of Measure Health > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The General Directorate of Health published the updated guidelines addressed to health professionals on preventing and combating FGM. In 2021, the Directorate-General of Health (DGS) published the updated Guidance on FGM, aligned with the 2018 WHO guidelines, aimed at all health professionals. The Guidelines articulate that coorporation between all professionals, civil society organizations with field intervention on these issues and members of communities affected by FGM is strengthened. 

Source of Information

The Government of Portugal's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensifying Global Efforts for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilations.

Tecnical Guidelines for Health Professionals - Female Genital Mutilation