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Letters First UK prosecution for FGM

Getting the facts right about the law and female genital mutilation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 22 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2805
  1. Alison Saunders, director of public prosecutions1
  1. 1Crown Prosecution Service, London SE1 9HS, UK
  1. cps.pressoffice{at}

It is right that there is a clear distinction between giving medical care to someone previously subject to female genital mutilation, such as stitches after childbirth …

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