Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • Prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting
    • Practising or arranging for FGM/C in Australia
    • Health consequences of FGM/C
    • Purpose of this report
  • 2. Australian evidence base on FGM/C data
    • Family Planning NSW report on FGM/C data collection
    • Maternal health studies
    • Paediatric studies
    • Data sets in other countries
  • 3. Key questions about FGM/C
    • Prevalence
    • Service provision
    • Prevention
  • 4. FGM/C data in Australia
    • Barriers and limitations to data collection
    • Existing data sources containing FGM/C information
    • Ability of existing data sources to answer key questions
    • Other existing data sources with potential to collect FGM/C data
    • Future data opportunities
  • 5. Hospitalisations data from 2015–16 to 2017–18
    • Hospitals reporting FGM/C in the NHMD
    • Patient demographics
    • Diagnoses and procedures
    • Limitations of the analysis
  • 6. Role of data classifications and metadata
    • ICD/ACHI/ACS classification system
    • SNOMED-CT
    • METeOR metadata
  • 7. Future directions for improving data on FGM/C in Australia
    • Potential data set development opportunities
    • Suggested metadata development opportunities
    • Supporting prerequisites to data development activity
  • Appendix A: Additional notes on data analysis
    • Analysis by remoteness
    • Analysis by socioeconomic status
    • Episodes involving childbirth
  • Appendix B: Data tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes