Some 80 per cent of GPs who responded to a survey on female genital mutilation (FGM) did not have knowledge of the practice or associated issues.

The survey by migrant women's network Akidwa was supported by the HSE and was due to be released this Wednesday on International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM.

Lack of knowledge on FGM related to its prevalence in Ireland, the law prohibiting it and safeguarding procedures for protecting girls at risk of FGM, said Akidwa.

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