The World Health Organisation defines female genital mutilation (FGM) as any procedure that involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs, for non-medical reasons. FGM has serious consequences for women and girls. Read more about FGM here.
The IFPA provides free specialised medical care and counselling to women and girls in Ireland who have experienced FGM.
The service is based in our Dublin city centre clinic.
Read how to access the service here.
Clients will receive the following medical care delivered by a trained team of doctors and nurses:
Clients can avail of confidential counselling delivered by accredited and experienced counsellors.
Sexual and reproductive healthcare
Clients can also avail of wider sexual and reproductive health services, including:
Translation services can be arranged where requested.
The FGM Treatment Service is free and can be used as many times as needed.
There are three ways in which the FGM Treatment Service can be accessed:
A drop-in clinic is held once a week. No appointment is needed for this clinic.
Opening Times of Drop-In Clinic: October 2016
|Tuesday 4th October||12pm - 4pm|
|Friday 14th October||9am - 1pm|
|Thursday 20th October||10am - 2pm|
|Thursday 27th October||10am - 2pm|
Opening Times of Drop-In Clinic: November 2016
|Wednesday 2nd November||No clinic|
|Wednesday 9th November||10am - 2pm|
|Wednesday 16th November||12pm - 4pm|
|Wednesday 23rd November||10am - 2pm|
|Wednesday 30th November||12pm - 4pm|
Opening Times of Drop-In Clinic: December 2016
|Wednesday 7th December||10am - 2pm|
|Wednesday 14th December||12pm - 4pm|
|Wednesday 21st December||10am - 2pm|
|Wednesday 28th December||No clinic|
An appointment outside of the drop-in clinic times can be made by texting or phoning the FGM Treatment Service confidential line: 085 877 1342.
Referrals to the service can be made from a doctor, nurse, hospital or any other healthcare provider.
IFPA Dublin City Centre Clinic
5/7 Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1
Tel: 01 872 7088 | FGM Treatment Service confidential line: 085 877 1342 (phone or text)
In order to increase awareness about the FGM Treatment Service, the IFPA engages in outreach work with women from affected communities, medical professionals and service providers such as community and social workers and counsellors. During these outreach sessions, the IFPA provides information on FGM and its harms and the services available at the IFPA's free FGM Treatment Service. If you are interested in arranging an outreach session for women who have experienced FGM or for service providers who work with women affected by FGM, please contact Alison Spillane, IFPA Project Officer, at email@example.com or 01 6074456.