FGM ‘increasingly performed on UK babies’ – BBC News

One expert says it is “almost impossible” for authorities to detect it when done at such a young age.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is increasingly being performed on babies and infants in the UK, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told.

Dr Proudman said there was “a lot of anecdotal data which shows FGM is now being performed on babies.

“These girls are not at school, they are not at nursery, and so it’s very difficult for any public authority to become aware,” she added.

“By performing it at such a young age, they’re evading the law.”

Source: FGM ‘increasingly performed on UK babies’ – BBC News

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