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Letters Female genital mutilation

Healthcare professionals more knowledgeable about female genital mutilation but still some way to go

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2744
  1. Sophie Relph, foundation year 2 doctor1,
  2. Rekash Inamdar, medical student1,
  3. Hardeep Singh, medical student1,
  4. Wai Yoong, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Middlesex Hospital, London N18 1QX, UK
  1. wai.yoong{at}

Clusters of cases of female genital mutilation have become increasingly common in the West owing to migration from countries where the practice is endemic.1 The one UK study exploring healthcare professionals’ knowledge about the practice noted significant deficiencies among 45 respondents.2 We surveyed 79 healthcare professionals working in women and children’s health departments in north London boroughs …

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