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Republican Representative Heather Sirocki says her research suggests female genital mutilation is happening in Maine, and she wants to stop it.

"I get private Facebook messages from nurses; I get personal conversation from folks, they're telling me what they're seeing in Maine hospitals," Sirocki said.

No Maine hospital would confirm they've seen patients needing treatment for FGM procedures, but Sirocki pointed us to MaineCare records, showing eight women in Maine have been treated for complications related to FGM, although it's unclear where the initial procedure was done. In April, a doctor was arrested and charged with performing FGM on young girls in Michigan.


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