Female Genital Mutilation

Health written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women and girls received NHS treatment in each foundation trust area after having undergone a female genital mutilation procedure in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information on female genital mutilation (FGM) is not currently collected centrally in the Department.

However, from April, all (foundation and non-foundation) national health service acute hospitals will report to the Department on the prevalence of female genital mutilation within their patient population, including the total number of patients who have undergone FGM or been treated for FGM (for example, de-infibulation).

This information will be returned to the Department every month with compliance on this required by September.

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