Where is FGM practiced?

FGM is practised in approximately 42 African countries, as well as in parts of the Middle East and Asia (House of Commons International Development Committee, 2013).

In the UK, FGM tends to occur in areas with large populations of FGM-practising communities. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • London
  • Cardiff
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield
  • Northampton
  • Birmingham
  • Oxford
  • Crawley
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • Milton Keynes

(NHS Choices, 2013)

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