FGM/C in Germany. What you need to know!


This podcast episode deals with the topic of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting - FGM/C (female genital mutilation/cutting) in Germany.

The podcast was created as part of a study project of the International Health Sciences course on "Gender and Migration: The Impact on Health". The students spent a semester intensively studying the topic of FGM/C in Germany and decided to share their knowledge with the public in the form of a podcast.

FGM/C is also of importance in Germany. Therefore, it will be shown why it is important to be informed and sensitized.

The podcast is primarily aimed at students, but also at the general public in Germany. The awareness of FGM/C should thus be increased, especially in the professional groups that may come into contact with potentially affected persons. The reason for this is that lack of knowledge can cause serious harm to those affected. The larger goal is to bring the topic into universities and curricula so that knowledge is taught during training and affected individuals can receive culturally sensitive and adequate care.

The podcast explains to the listeners what FGM/C is and the background of the practice. In addition, existing resources and offers in Germany as well as the associated problems are pointed out.

It encourages critical reflection on how to approach the topic of FGM/C from a culturally sensitive perspective. The opinions of the interviewed experts are also presented in the podcast.

German language episode - Have fun listening!

English language episode - Have fun listening!



Also mentioned in the podcast are the two other small groups from the study project: Gender and Migration: The Impact on Health.

The knowledge product of the small group diverse SOGIESC is a website with info for queer refugees about mental health. Click here to go to the website.

The knowledge product of the small group boys and men, created a short film about sexual violence against male refugees. Click here to watch the video.


The members of the small group "Women and Girls" would like to thank our lecturers Dr. Celeste Marin and Sarah Martin.