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Girls from ethic minorities in Scotland are at risk from the abusive practice of female genital mutilation, a Holyrood committee has been told.

MSPs are considering a potential inquiry into the practice in Scotland, known as FGM, which is mainly based on anecdotal reports.

The World Health Organisation says FGM is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers in Africa. The practice is based on a mix of cultural, religious and social factors.


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