Increase in FGM in England

From April 2015 to June 2015 over 1,000 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported in England. It is estimated to 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are at risk of FGM every year in the UK. The increase came at the same time as England implemented a law trying to stop the practice by preventing girls from leaving the country if they are  thought to be taken abroad to receive the procedure.

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