It’s wrong and it shouldn’t be happening.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also called female circumcision, cutting or sunna, is when a girl's external genitals (private parts) are cut away. Sometimes their vagina is sewn up too.
FGM is illegal in the UK – it’s also illegal to arrange for someone to be taken out of the country to be cut.
There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM.
Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given however FGM is dangerous and a criminal offence.
The police can protect you if you think you are at risk of being cut (FGM).
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