Wales Forced to Open a New Clinic For FGM Victims After Thousands of Victims Are Discovered

According to the BBC, the newly-launched Women's Wellbeing Clinic at Cardiff Royal Infirmary will offer specialized care and counseling for the estimated 2,000 FGM victims living in Wales. A stunning 132 women were treated for FGM-related problems in Wales last year alone, the report adds.

The BBC noted that according to government data they’d reviewed, “a case of female genital mutilation was discovered on average every three days by maternity staff in Wales in 2016.”

FGM isn’t just a problem in Wales – it’s a problem all across the U.K. The Independent reported last year that in England alone, “Between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 8,656 times when women or girls attended doctors' surgeries or hospitals and the problem was assessed — the equivalent of one every 61 minutes.”

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