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UK physicians and FGM

The UK government is to set up a unit to tackle female g enital mutilation (FGM) as part of a wide-ranging package of reforms to stop the practice. According to Home Secretary Theresa May, the government would also strengthen laws around FGM, and would hold parents responsible if their child was a victim of the practice. May also announced a consultation into making it mandatory for medical professionals to report FGM and said victims going through court cases would be given lifelong anonymity.
[link url=http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/22/fgm-unit-theresa-may-forced-marriage-girl-summit]Full report in The Guardian[/link]

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