The claim

"Our own research suggests that the number of women and girls living with FGM in the UK is more likely to be around 170,000 -almost three times the existing official figures – and that 65,000 girls aged 13 and under are at risk of mutilation."

Julie Bindel, 21 January 2014

The background

A new study claims that as many as 170,000 women in Britain have experienced some kind of genital mutilation, and as many as 65,000 girls aged 13 and under could be at risk.

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