female genital mutilation


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female genital mutilation

infibulation or other mutilation of the whole or any part of a girl's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris. It is a criminal offence and it is an offence for a person in the UK to facilitate the same conduct overseas. It is not a defence to plead that the operation was required as a matter of custom or ritual.
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