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1,675 new FGM attendances in April to June 2018

Official statistics published by NHS

In the period April 2018 to June 2018 there were 1,675 individual women and girls who had an attendance where FGM was identified or a procedure related to FGM was undertaken. These accounted for 2,075 attendances reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified or a procedure related to FGM was undertaken. In the same quarter of 2017 1,895 individual women and girls had such an attendance and there were 2,400 attendances.

The figures have been released by NHS Digital.

There were 1,015 newly recorded women and girls in the period April 2018 to June 2018. Newly recorded means this is the first time they have appeared in the official statistics. It does not indicate how recently the FGM was undertaken, nor does it mean that this is the woman or girl's first attendance for FGM. For the full data, click here.

30/9/18