Nearly 4,000 women and girls have been treated for female genital mutilation (FGM) in London’s hospitals since 2009, according to new figures, the BBC reports.

Nearly 4,000 women and girls have been treated for female genital mutilation (FGM) in London’s hospitals since 2009, according to new figures, the BBC reports. London’s Mayor has condemned the practice as “absolutely intolerable.”

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