Over 600 new victims of FGM identified in the West Midlands in seven months

More than 600 new victims of female genital mutilation have been identified in the West Midlands in seven months.

A report from the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel said that “official statistics from acute hospitals in the seven districts show that between September 2014 and March 2015 there were 632 newly identified cases of women and girls in the West Midlands who have undergone FGM.”

Earlier estimates in 2007 were that 2 per cent of births in Birmingham were to mothers with FGM. Overall, no information is available on the numbers of West Midlands girls who have been cut.

More information:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/over-600-new-victims-of-fgm-identified-in-the-west-midlands-in-seven-months-10335513.html

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