Ask A Lady Doc: Female Genital Mutilation with Dr. Nawal Nour

Circumcision, cutting, mutilation, & more

Dr. Nawal Nour is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Global Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Born in the Sudan and raised in Egypt and England, Dr. Nour is Committed to the eradication of FGC, and travels throughout the country conducting workshops to educate African refugees and immigrants on the medical complications and legal issues of this practice.

She also established the African Women’s Health Center in Boston and in 2003 was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for creating the country’s only center of its kind that focuses on both physical and emotional needs of women who have had or undergone FGC. Her work has been covered by the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, O and Essence magazine and CNN.