There is no evidence that Female Genital Mutilation is being carried out in Sweden, the country's National Board of Health and Welfare is set to argue this month in its first report on the practice.

"We don't have any indications that it's taking place in Sweden," Malin Ahrne, one of the report's authors, told The Local. "A lot of the immigrants from these countries are actually opposed to continuing this tradition."

Female Genital Mutilation, which involves the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia, is traditional in several countries in Africa and the Middle East, with an estimated 98 percent of Somali women suffering the practice.

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