4,495 newly recorded FGM cases in year to March 2018

Between April 2017 to March 2018 there were 6,195 individual women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified or a procedure related to FGM was undertaken. The figures were set out in the NHS’s Female Genital Mutilation annual report. These accounted for 9,490 attendances reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified or a procedure related to FGM was undertaken. Of the 6,195 women and girls, 85 cases of FGM took place in the UK.

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