Female Genital Mutilation Helpline
Free 24-hour advice and support to protect UK children from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Anyone who is worried about a child being or has been a victim of FGM can contact the helpline for information and support.
Female genital mutilation is:
- a form of child abuse common to some African, Asian and Middle Eastern communities in the UK;
- illegal and life-threatening initiation ritual can leave young victims in agony and with physical and psychological problems that can continue into adulthood;
- carried out in secret and often without anaesthetic it involves the partial or total removal of the external female genital organs; and
- victims are usually aged between four and ten, but some are babies.
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Last updated: 27 Oct 2020