Data on Female Genital Mutilation

May 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

On 16th October HSCIC published the first data on Female Genital Mutilation from acute hospital providers in England. It shows the incidence of FGM in women being treated for both FGM related or non FGM related conditions. The September data showed 1,279 cases of women who have been identified as having FGM between April and August and 467 women who were identified as having FGM in September reported nationally. This data will ensure the NHS can target care for survivors, and safeguard girls from this illegal practice, and is a major milestone in the DH-led FGM Prevention Programme.

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