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Ask about FGM

FGM is illegal in the UK, but remains prevalent. This how to suggests how to ask about it sensitively.

Last updated

on 15.03.2018


  • Read the fact sheet on FGM
  • Read the Government guidance, attached
  • Develop your own pathway (see the DOTW shared pathway)
  • Be aware of countries of high prevalence (see map)

The prevalence map focuses only on Africa and part of the Middle East. However, UNFPA (link to webpage below) lists the following as countries where FGM is practiced: