Comfort Momoh

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Comfort Iyabo Amah Momoh is a midwife in England who specializes in the study and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM). Originally from Nigeria, Momoh is an FGM and public health specialist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, where in 1997 she set up the African Well Women's Clinic, dedicated to caring for women affected by FGM.[1] She is also a member of the British FGM national clinical group, established in 2007 to train health professionals in how to deal with the practice.[2]

In 1999 Momoh worked as an adviser to the World Health Organization, and in 2001 represented the UK at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.[3] In 2008 she was awarded an MBE for services to women's healthcare, and an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University. She holds an MA from the University of London, and is an honorary lecturer there.[4] Momoh is the editor of Female Genital Mutilation (2005).

In the 2008 New Year's Honours List Momoh was awarded the MBE for services to women's health.

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  1. ^ "Top women named as health inspirations", Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, 10 July 2014.

    "FGM midwife in London's Top 1000", Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, 17 October 2014.

    For the Well Women's Clinic, Jess Frampton, "From taboo to talking point – an eye-opening insight into Female Genital Mutilation", UN Women, 18 June 2013.

  2. ^ "Our Team", FGM National Clinical Group.
  3. ^ "Comfort Momoh lecture series", The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia, accessed 5 September 2011.
  4. ^ For the MBE, Suzi Dixon, "Health and beauty: New Year Honours", The Daily Telegraph, 31 December 2007.

    For the MA, honorary doctorate and lectureship, "About Us", Global Consultants, accessed 7 September 2011.

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