ACCAF at the 39th KOGS Annual Conference

Date and time: 
Mon, 2015-02-23 13:02
Location / Venue: 

Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi,
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On 20th February 2015, ACCAF hosted a panel discussion during the 39th Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society and the 1st Annual African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists. The conference boasted of numerous representatives from countries around the globe. The discussion focused on presenting a checklist for monitoring anti-FGM/C activities. Panel participants included a transdisciplinary group of scholars who presented on the medical, legal, social, and legal dimensions of the practice, with particular emphasis on the medicalization of FGM/C.

Prof. Guyo Jaldesa challenged AFOG and KOGS to come up with a statement to show their support towards the end of FGM/C; Prof. P.M. Ndavi presented the checklist; Dr Owuor Olungah gave insight on the socio-cultural reasons that communities practice FGM/C; Dr. Tammary Esho touched on the effects of FGM/C on female sexuality; while Dr. Agnes Meroka presented on the laws prohibiting FGM/C practice and Prof Karanja spoke medical complications of FGM/C.

Click here to view pictures of the event

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2016-02-23 13:02
Contact Person: 

Vera

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Socio-cultural issues in FGM.pdf781.82 KB
FGM and Sexual Health 3 minute talk.pdf53.26 KB
ACCAF FGMC PRESENTATION KOGS AFOG 16_02_2015.pdf406.54 KB
KOGS Conference Talking Points.pdf33.51 KB