NSPCC to launch new helpline for mutilation victims

A new helpline is being launched to help girls at risk of suffering female genital mutilation in the UK.

The NSPCC with the support of the Metropolitan Police and the Royal College of Midwives have said they will tackle what they call an abusive practice carried out on young girls and even babies.

More than 70 women and girls in the UK are seeking treatment every month for problems linked to FGM, the charity warned, saying the 1,700 victims referred to specialist clinics in the last two years were likely to be a fraction of the total affected by the practice.

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New help for mutilation victims

A new helpline is being launched by the NSPCC to help girls at risk of suffering female genital mutilation in the UK. The charity along with the Metropolitan Police and the Royal College of Midwives are to combat what they call an abusive practice.