Government Ministers have recently signed-up to the FGM declaration to stop the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.
As well as launching a new £100,000 FGM Community Engagement Initiative, they have also taken steps to make it mandatory for all NHS acute hospitals to provide information on patients who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). By September 2014 this information will be recorded centrally, helping to provide more information on the incidence and prevalence of FGM than ever before.
Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker said:
“There is no justification whatsoever for Female Genital Mutilation – it is child abuse and it is illegal.”
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