Over 50 victims of FGM recorded throughout Slough

OVER 50 victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been recorded in the town.

Figures from NHS Digital show that in Slough, 55 victims of FGM were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year. Of those, 30 were having their injuries recorded by NHS services for the first time.

Across the UK, 6,400 women and girls with FGM were seen by NHS staff between April 2017 and March 2018 - but an estimated 137,000 people across the nation are thought to be affected by it.

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