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A former health and social worker has launched a campaign pressuring the government to work harder to stop female genital mutilation (FGM).

Fiona Dent, who has lived in Holyport for 26 years, says an estimated 65,000 young girls are risk from female circumcision, a highly painful procedure which can lead to hormonal imbalances, infections and child-birth complications.

It is a traditional practice carried out by some ethnic groups.


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