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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Annual Report - April 2019 to March 2020 (Experimental Statistics Report)

Official statistics


The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) is a repository for individual level data collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices.

  • There were 6,590 individual1 women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified in the period April 2019 to March 2020.  These accounted for 11,895 total attendances2 reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified.
  • The number of total attendances during 2019-20 has remained broadly stable, although the number of distinct individuals has reduced in the last quarter of the year.
  • The FGM Enhanced Dataset was opened five years ago. Since the collection began, information has been reported by NHS trusts and GP practices about 24,420 individual women and girls, who have - between April 2015 and March 2020 - had a total of 52,050 attendances where FGM was identified. 


(1) Individuals refers to all patients in the reporting period where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken. Each patient is only counted once.

(2) Total Attendances refers to all attendances in the reporting period where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken. Women and girls may have one or more attendances in the reporting period. This category includes both newly recorded and previously identified women and girls.

(3) Newly Recorded refers to an individual’s first appearance in the FGM dataset. Newly recorded does not necessarily mean that the attendance is the woman’s or girl’s first attendance for FGM.

Last edited: 2 March 2022 11:02 am