African well women

Our African well women clinic cares for pregnant and non-pregnant women affected by female genital mutilation (FGM).
FGM constitutes all procedures that involve partial or complete removal of the external organs of the female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or non-medical reasons.

Our service offers advice, counselling, antenatal care and assessment, de-infibulation (opening of the scar tissue) for women with type 3 FGM (the most severe type of FGM), post-surgery and postnatal follow-up care.


Women can be referred to us through their GP. We aim to see women within two weeks of their referral.


Clinics are held on Wednesdays, 8.30am - 4.30pm. We can also arrange alternative appointments on a case-by-case basis.
Home visits can be arranged for women living in Haringey and Islington.

African well women team

Joy Clarke, FGM lead specialist
Shamsa Ahmed, specialist midwife


Antenatal Clinic, Level 5, Kenwood Wing, The Whittington Hospital, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF


Joy Clarke on 020 7288 3482, 07956 257992 or
The fax number for GP referrals is 020 7288 5270
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