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FGM victims seek help in Wiltshire

FGM victims seek help in Wiltshire

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
12/06/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

NEW victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Wiltshire have been seen by NHS services over the last year. Figures from NHS Digital show that somewhere in the county a doctor, nurse or midwife was shocked t find themselves treating an victim of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - on at least two occasions in the last year. While around 6,400 women and girls with FGM were seen by NHS staff in England between April 2017 and March this year, an estimated 137,000 are thought to have been affected by it.