New migrants are brazenly asking Australian doctors to perform barbaric female genital mutilation on their children, research into the illegal practice has revealed.

At least 10 doctors have been approached to give advice on where families can have the disfiguring surgery done. Three paediatricians have been asked to carry out the abuse themselves, a study has found.

The disturbing revelation comes as parliamentary papers show hundreds of NSW nurses and doctors are being given training to identify and treat a growing number of victims of the horrific practice arriving in NSW under a refugee program.

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