More than 2,000 cases of FGM reported in UK in first quarter of 2017 – FIGO

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has reported that it saw 2,102 instances of female genital mutilation (FGM) between January and March 2017.

According to the NHS, 1,236 women and girls had their FGM information collected in the Enhanced Dataset for the first time. The FGM Enhanced Dataset supports the Department of Health’s FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of the practice in England.

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