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: February 2017
|Wednesday 8th February||10am-2pm|
|Wednesday 15th February||12pm-4pm|
|Wednesday 22nd February||10am-2pm|
|Wednesday 1st March||12pm-4pm|
|Wednesday 8th March||10am-2pm|
|Wednesday 15th March||12pm-4pm|
|Wednesday 22nd March||10am-2pm|
|Wednesday 29th March||12pm-4pm|
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)