Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed. FGM is illegal in the UK and there is no medical reason for this to be done. This procedure can be very painful and cause serious long term health problems.

Getting help and Support

All women and girls have the right to control what happens to their bodies and the right to say no to FGM. Help is available if you have had FGM or you’re worried that you or someone you know is at risk. If someone is in immediate danger, contact the police immediately by dialling 999.If you’re concerned that someone may be at risk, contact the NSPCC helpline on 0800 028 3550 orfgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk. This information is provided by https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

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