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Acute hospitals in England will have to report cases of female genital mutilation from September

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1433 (Published 07 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1433
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

All NHS acute hospitals in England will be obliged to report to the Department of Health monthly from September 2014 on patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) or have a family history of it.

The move is part of a government initiative to tackle a practice that is thought to be widespread among immigrants and refugees who have come to the United Kingdom from parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Ministers from the Home Office and the Department for International Development …

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