Ireland's first FGM clinic will open today, with an aim of providing treatment to the almost 4,000 women who have suffered female genital mutilation.

The clinic will be Ireland's first specialist support service for FGM and will be officially opened at an event attended by the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), AkiDwA – the Migrant Women's Network, and the HSE National Social Inclusion Office.

The service will be officially opened in the IFPA Clinic, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1 by the Minister of State with Responsibility for Primary Care, Alex White TD.

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