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Police target 'high risk' flights in fight against FGM

Mandatory medical examinations to identify female genital mutilation victims may have to be considered in the UK, Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said. His comments came as an operation was launched at airports to identify possible victims.

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GP: A lot of girls don't know FGM is against the law

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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