Public Health Programs and Activities

ORS 431A.600
Oregon Health Authority to conduct prevention and education activities

The Oregon Health Authority shall establish and implement appropriate education, prevention and outreach activities in communities that traditionally practice female circumcision, excision or infibulation for the purpose of informing:


Those communities of the health risks and emotional trauma inflicted by the practices;


Those communities and the medical community as to the existence and ramifications of ORS 163.207 (Female genital mutilation); and


Those communities that the practices constitute physical injuries to a child for purposes of ORS 419B.005 (Definitions). [Formerly 431.827]


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