Britain’s first specialist clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) is set to open in London next month.
The clinic, at University College Hospital, will provide medical and psychological treatment for girls.
Doctors will also carry out examinations if the police are not sure if mutilation has occurred.
FGM includes procedures that remove or injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Dangers include severe bleeding, problems urinating, infections, infertility, mental health problems, complications in childbirth and increased risk of death for newborns.
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