Female Genital Mutilation

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th April 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reverse female circumcision operations have been carried out by the National Health Service in each of the past six years.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Government Whip, Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The number of reverse female circumcision operations that have been carried out by the National Health Service in each of the past six years is not held centrally. There are over 12 specialist clinics in the NHS that treat women and girls who have been mutilated. All the clinics have trained and culturally sensitive staff who offer a range of healthcare services for women and girls, including reversal surgery (deinfibulation).

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