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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - March 2015, Experimental Statistics

Publication date: 09:30 April 30, 2015


The Female Genital Mutilation Prevalence Dataset (ISB 1610) is a monthly return of data from acute hospital providers in England. It is an aggregated return of the incidence of FGM including women who have been previously identified and are currently being treated (for FGM related or non FGM related conditions as at the end of the month) and newly identified women within the reporting period. It has been a mandated collection from 1 September 2014.

Key Facts

For the month of March 2015:

  • 145 eligible acute trusts in England submitted signed off data.
  • 3,164 active cases1 and 578 newly identified2 cases of FGM were reported nationally. 

For the period of September 2014 to March 2015:

  • 3,963 newly identified cases2 of FGM reported nationally.
  • 60 newly identified2 cases of FGM reported nationally were under the age of 18.


  1. Patients identified as having a history of any FGM type prior to the reporting period and still being actively seen/treated for FGM-related conditions or any other non-related condition at the end of the month. Note: does not include those patients within NUMBER OF PATIENTS WITH FGM NEWLY IDENTIFIED IN REPORTING PERIOD (i.e. identified within this reporting period).
  2. Patients first identified during the reporting period as having undergone FGM. This will include those diagnosed/identified within the provider within the month.


Date Range: 01 March 2015 to 31 March 2015
Geographical coverage: England

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