A new guide is being issued to GPs and nurses to help them do more to identify and refer victims of female genital mutilation.

It also warns of the harmful consequences of the illegal practice, the laws around it, and how to report incidents.

Denise Henry, who helped write the leaflet, has seen more than 100 victims of FGM through her work as a specialist midwife dealing with birth trauma. Ms Henry, who works at St George's Hospital in Tooting, said some victims were not being referred to receive the specialist NHS support they need.

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