Female genital mutilation: the facts

Year: 2015
Topic: Female Genital Mutilation
Author: Home Office

This leaflet provides facts on the practice of FGM, which is illegal in the UK.

It covers:

  • those communities most at risk of practising FGM (sometimes known as ‘sunna’)
  • the legal situation in the UK
  • the signs that a girl may have undergone FGM
  • health consequences
  • what to do if you think someone is at risk
  • what to do if you are at risk