A female genital mutilation specialist who discovered that all the girls in a group of 30 newly arrived immigrants to Sweden had been cut has called for compulsory gynaecological checks for all children in the country.

Anissa Mohammed Hassan, the Somali woman who co-led a pilot FGM session with the young women in the heavily immigrant district of Norrköping, called for the introduction of genital examinations for all girls in Sweden aged six, just as all boys have their testicles checked.

"The problem we have in Sweden is that there are no checks," she said. "Going to your local doctor's surgery is optional and visiting a school nurse is also optional."

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