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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Annual Report 2016/17 [PAS]

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Publication date: 09:30 July 04, 2017

Summary

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) supports the Department of Health's FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England.


Key Facts

Between April 2016 and March 2017 there were 9,179 attendances reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken.

87 per cent of these attendances were in midwifery or obstetrics services, where this was reported. Data for the treatment area was recorded for six in every ten attendances.

The average age at attendance was 31 years. 95 per cent of the women and girls first recorded in the data in 2016/17 had undergone FGM before they were 18 years old. This information was recorded for three in ten women and girls.


Coverage

Date Range: 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: Country, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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