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Safeguarding in sexual health
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In what year was it made a criminal offence to take girls abroad for FGM?
2003, under the female genital mutilation act
What are the 3 principles of of the Children Act 2004
Child's welfare is paramount
Every effort should be made to preserve a child's home and family links
Parents have responsibilities "the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities which by law a parent has
What are the songs that a girl might have undergone FGM?
Reluctant to undergo exams
Difficultly walking/ sitting
Frequent urination menstrual or stomach problems
Increased psychological needs or behaviour changes
What do you do if someone is under 18 years old and undergone FGM?
Must report to 101
Referral to safeguarding and social services
What to do is someone is over 18years old and undergone FGM?
Referral to FGM services
If pregnant or has children risk assessment and if need referral to social services
How many types of FGM are there?
FGM type 1
Clitoridectomy, removal of the clitoris
FGM type 2
excision, removal of the clitoris and inner labia (minora)
FGM type 3
Infibulation, narrowing of the vagina opening, removal or reposting of the labias to creat a seal and may remove the clitoris
FGM type 4
All other harmful procedures needlessly carried out on the female genitalia
If under 16years having the ability to consent to medical procedures
Specific to under 16 years making decisions on sexual health and contraception
What are the 5 components of the Fraser guidelines?
1) sufficient maturity and intelligence to understand procedure or treatment
2) cannot be persuaded to tell allow Dr to tell parents
3) likely to begin/ continue to have sex without contraception advice
4) physical/ mental health would suffer without treatment
5) in their best interest
At what age is it no longer appropriate to use Fraser guidelines?
13 years as they cannot consent to sex
What do you use for 16-17 years assessing ability to consent?
Mental capacity act
In 2018 how many suspected victims of child sexual grinning were identified by the home office?
What are some common safeguarding issues you may come across working in sexual health?
FGM, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking, domestic abuse, rape,
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