What you get by completing this session

  • 24 mins of CPD

    A 24 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like!

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out

What you'll learn in this expert session

GPs and nurses are in a good position to identify patients who are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury. This presentation will equip health professionals with some simple skills to identify possible non-suicidal self-injury, engage in supportive conversations about self-injury and ways to make an appropriate referral.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of female genital mutilation and cutting 
  • Gain awareness of the prevalence of and reasons for FGM/C, worldwide and within Australia 
  • Identify the types of FGM/C
  • Assess the immediate, intermediate, intermediate, and long-term health consequences 
  • Discuss the pregnancy outcomes resulting from FGM/C
  • Reflect on unconscious bias or assumptions, particularly regarding history taking and provision of care
  • Gain awareness of effective surgical and public health interventions
  • Understand the legal ramifications

About the Expert

A/Prof Deborah Bateson

A/Prof Deborah Bateson has worked as a clinician, educator, researcher and advocate in sexual and reproductive health for 20 years. She is Medical Director of Family Planning NSW, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW. Deborah has previously served as the Global Medical Director for Marie Stopes International and is a past Chair of the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance. Her work focusses on equitable access to contraception and abortion care, cervical cancer screening and STI prevention and treatment. Deborah provides frequent media commentary on a range of sexual and reproductive health issues

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

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    • Test your learning!

  • 2

    Document your CPD

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool