Over 9,000 cases of FGM seen in the NHS

Between April 2016 and March 2017 there were 9,179 attendances reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where female genital mutilation was identified, or a procedure for FGM was undertaken, according to figures published by NHS Digital. Of these attendances, 87% were reported in midwifery or obstetrics services. Of these attendances, 5,391 were recorded as new cases, and 114 of these were girls under the age of 14. The numbers are a slight drop from last year, where 9,333 attendances were reported, with 6,080 being cases.

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