Over 20,000 girls under 15 at high risk of FGM in England and Wales

23 October 2007

A study published on the 9th of October 2007 by FORWARD, reveals that nearly 66,000 women with FGM are living in England and Wales that over 20,000 girls under 15 could be at risk of FGM in the UK.

Funded by the Department of Health and in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Department of Midwifery, City University, the study reveals that nearly 66,000 women with FGM are living in England and Wales (2001) and that there are nearly 16,000 girls under the age of 15 at high risk of WHO Type III FGM and over 5,000 at high risk of WHO Type I or Type II.

'A Statistical Study to Estimate the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation in England and Wales' can now be downloaded.

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