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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset

The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) supports the Department of Health’s FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England.

Key findings- Between October and December 2016 there were 2,332 attendances2 reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken.

- There were 1,268 women and girls who had their FGM information collected in the Enhanced Dataset for the first time. This does not indicate how recently the FGM was undertaken, nor does it necessarily mean that this is the woman or girl’s first attendance for FGM. It is the first time their information has been collected in the FGM Enhanced Dataset.