Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children Statement on Terengganu State’s Criminalisation of Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancies

We condemn the criminalisation of out-of-wedlock pregnancies within the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment 2022 in Section 29A by the Terengganu State and other similar laws practised by other states in Malaysia. Please read our full statement below in English and Bahasa Melayu below. A shorter statement published by Ova Health – The Galen Centre can […]

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A Medical Practitioner’s Toolkit to Ending FGM/C

We are delighted to share with you a toolkit from the Asia Network to End FGM/C for activists and civil society organisations who are keen to engage with healthcare professionals to end FGM/C in Asia. “The aim of this toolkit is to provide guidance to activists and civil society organisations to engage with healthcare professionals […]

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Malaysia: FGM/C, period spot checks, and sexual harassment | Harvard Public Health Review by Dr. Hannah Nazri

Dr. Hannah Nazri, Director of the Malaysian Doctors for Women & Children, shares her thoughts on FGM/C, period spot checks, and sexual harassment in Malaysia. First published in the Harvard Public Health Review on 27th June 2021. Perhaps the most strangely inspiring and damaging years of my life were in secondary school. It was the […]

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Webinar summary: “Is Female Circumcision in Malaysia, a Form of FGM? An Academic Discussion”

Watch the video recording of the webinar or read a quick review on the subject. Special thanks to Prof Dato’ Dr Abdul Rashid Khan, the Head of Public Health Medicine Department of RCSI-UCD (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland-University College Dublin) Malaysia Campus, and Mr Brian Earp, the Associate Director of Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and […]

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