The Center provides surgical care, both in the U.S. and abroad, for the reconstruction of mutilated genitalia.
The surgical procedures focus on restoring function and removing the scarring and complications of FGM in patients whose lives have been so tragically impacted.
We recognize that many of our patients are scarred psychologically as well.
Therefore, we also offer counseling with certified counselors or, if needed, physician psychiatrists. It is the Center's goal to as completely as possible erase the nightmare of FGM.
FGM is a worldwide problem that must be addressed through governmental actions, local enforcement of existing laws and the knowledge that FGM serves no place in civilized societies. Our work at the Center includes advocacy - in all its forms - to achieve the end of FGM.
We work with many existing non-governmental agencies who dedicate themselves to educating those in areas where FGM is practiced, lobbying those in legislative positions who can make a difference and raising awareness globally.