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More than 2,603 women and girls who went through female genital mutilation have been treated by the NHS since September, according to updated official figures.

The data, part of a range of government measures designed to eradicate FGM in the UK, reveals that 499 women and girls with FGM were seen in acute NHS trusts in England in January.

In total, 2,242 active cases were identified by acute trusts in January, from data provided by 126 of the 157 eligible trusts in England, according to data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.


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