GP Phoebe Abe, who has worked with 56 patients who have been victims of Female Genital Mutilation, says real change will only come when awareness that the practise is illegal is increased throughout afflicted communities.
Dr Abe said it was important to highlight that FGM is a criminal offence, and punishable.
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