by Jasmine Abdulcadir, Lucrezia Catania, Michelle Jane Hindin et al.
Obstetrics & Gynecology: November 2016, Vol. 128, Issue 5, pp. 958–963
According to the World Health Organization, female genital mutilation is classified into four types, subdivided into subtypes. An agreed-upon classification of female genital mutilation is important for clinical practice, management, recording, and reporting, as well as for research. The authors provide a visual reference and learning tool for health care professionals. The tool can be consulted by caregivers when unsure on the type of female genital mutilation diagnosed and used for training and surveys for monitoring the prevalence of female genital mutilation types and subtypes.