Tuesday 20th October at 11am.
Clitoral/labial reconstruction + psychosexual service for FGM Survivors in the UK: What are the challenges to setting up a service? and Experiences from a specialized clinic in Geneva.
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Confirmed speakers so far:
Miss Soheir El Neil
A Consultant Urogynaecologist and Uro-neurologist at University College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.
She started her career in the field of Urogynaecology in the early 1990’s when she became involved with patients who suffered vesico-vaginal fistulas and female genital mutilation in the developing world. Despite surgery, many of them went on to suffer further problems with incontinence and chronic pelvic pain.
This formed the basis of a career that started with gynaecology and went onto sub-specialisation in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, formerly known as urogynaecology.
Her research interest led her on to do her PhD at the University of Cambridge to study the physiology and pharmacology of sensory bladder dysfunction in women. This was with a view to determine whether the pathophysiology could be elucidated, and hence form the focus for new drug therapies and device therapies. This naturally led on to her current interest in the neurology of the bladder and its surrounding organs at a cellular level, and the role they play in both neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladder dysfunction.
As a result she also looks after women with uro-neurological problems, which incorporates the investigation, diagnoses and treatment of patients with neurological bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction.
“The experience of the specialized clinic in Geneva: surgery and psychosexual care after FGM/C”
Miss Jasmine Abdulcadir MD PD FECSM
An obstetrician and gynecologist. She works as Staff physician, responsible for the Gynecological and Obstetrical Emergency Unit. She founded and is responsible of the Outpatient clinic for women and girls living with female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) of the Geneva University Hospitals, which provides health education, prevention, counseling and culturally sensitive, clinical, surgical and psychosexual care for women and girls who experienced FGM/C.
She is a researcher and authored several scientific articles and chapters on the improvement of reproductive and sexual health of women with FGM/C. Jasmine Abdulcadir teaches at the Reproduction Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, at the Midwife school of Vaud, Lausanne and at national and international training courses to improve knowledge, attitude and practice of healthcare professionals working with women and girls with FGM/C.
She has worked as consultant for 4 years with the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Adolescents and at-risk populations team, World Health Organization (WHO) on FGM/C. She is a consultant at the Swiss Network against female circumcision and at the Swiss Migration Secretary. She is one of the four members of the “G3” network on FGM/C that organized the three international expert meetings on FGM/C between 2017 and 2019. In 2018, she was awarded a knighthood from the Italian Republic for her work in fighting and treating the complications of FGM/C.