Female Genital Mutilation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd December 2021.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley of Knighton Lord Berkeley of Knighton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of female genital mutilation in England.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital’s Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset collects data on women and girls with FGM being cared for by the National Health Service in England. The latest data shows that in the period April 2020 to March 2021 there were 5,395 individual women and girls with an attendance where FGM was identified.

The total number of individual women and girls with an attendance where FGM was identified has been relatively stable this year but remains reduced in comparison to total attendances and individuals recorded for the previous year.

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