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female genital mutilation


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(FGM)

Circumcision of the female genitalia that is not medically necessary. The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 makes it a criminal offence for anyone to perform as a principal, or to aid and abet, counsel, or procure, FGM within the UK, and for UK nationals or permanent residents of the UK to do so inside or outside the UK.

Subjects: Law.


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