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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - April 2015 to June 2015, Experimental Statistics

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Primary Care Organisations, Care Trusts, Regions, Country, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities, Community health services, Hospital Trusts, NHS Trusts
Date Range:
01 Apr 2015 to 30 Jun 2015


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.


All figures reported below relate to national level English data for FGM attendances during the quarter April to June 2015.

  • There were 1,036 newly recorded1 cases of FGM reported, with 1,159 total attendances2 for FGM.
  • 60 NHS trusts submitted one or more FGM attendance records. One GP practice submitted one or more FGM attendance records. Submission became mandatory for acute trusts on 1 June 2015, and becomes mandatory for GP practices and mental health trusts from 1 October 2015 onwards.
  • Where the FGM type is known, type 2 has the highest incidence with 37.6 per cent.
  • FGM types 1, 2 and 3 covered over 90 per cent of women and girls with a known FGM type in the cohort, with a relatively low incidence of the remaining categories (type 4, history of type 3 and type 3 - reinfibulation identified).
  • There were 9 women or girls under the age of 18 at the point of first attendance, 0.9 per cent of newly recorded cases.
  • Self report was the most common FGM identification method, accounting for 75.1 per cent of newly recorded cases where the means of FGM identification was known.
  • 43 deinfibulation procedures were recorded. Deinfibulation was undertaken at 6.4 per cent of attendances where deinfibulation status was specified, rising to 36.8 per cent where FGM type 3 (including history of type 3 and type 3 - reinfibulation identified) was also recorded.


1. Newly Recorded women and girls with FGM are those who have had their FGM information collected in the FGM Enhanced Dataset for the first time. This will include those identified as having FGM and those having treatment for their FGM.
'Newly recorded' does not necessarily mean that the attendance is the woman or girl's first attendance for FGM.

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.


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