Jasmine Abdulcadir


Jasmine Abdulcadir, MD PD FECSM, is an obstetrician and gynecologist. She works as Staff physician, responsible of the Gynaecological and Obstetrical Emergency Unit. She implemented and is responsible of the Outpatient clinic for women and girls living with female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) of the Geneva University Hospitals, which provides health education, prevention, counseling and culturally sensitive, clinical, surgical and psychosexual care for women and girls who experienced FGM/C.

Jasmine Abdulcadir teaches at the Reproduction Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva. Together with two colleagues, a biologist and a historian, she introduced a first course on the history, anatomy and biology of the clitoris for the 2nd year medical students of the University of Geneva. She also teaches at national and international training courses to improve knowledge, attitude and practice of healthcare professionals working with women and girls with FGM/C.

She has worked as consultant and currently collaborates at the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Adolescents and at-risk populations team, World Health Organization (WHO) on FGM/C.

She is consultant at the Swiss Network against female circumcision and member of the G3 French speaking network on FGM/C. The G3 has organized the first and second international experts’ meeting on FGM/C in 2017 and 2018, to improve data sharing and collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers, advocates and others working on care and prevention of genital cutting.

She is a researcher and authored several scientific articles and chapters on the improvement of reproductive and sexual health of women with FGM/C.

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