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Female genital mutilation is on the rise in Sweden, but the government hopes to halt the development with an online training programme for school and health personnel.

Last year the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (Socialdepartementet) assigned Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) the task of increasing competence about female genital mutilation (FGM) in the healthcare field.

"The phenomenon is increasing in Sweden, due to increased immigration," Vanja Berggren, associate professor of public health science, told newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN). "It's important that all agencies are educated on the matter."


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