First official FGM figures for England identify more than 1700 cases at hospitals in past six months

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 17 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6302
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

More than 1700 girls and women treated at acute NHS hospital trusts in England were identified over the past six months as having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), the first official figures1 in a national data programme have shown.

From 1 September 2014 all acute care trusts in England have had to report any patients that they identify as having been subjected to FGM, which is illegal in the United Kingdom. Clinicians are …

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