Doctors, Nurses to Log in Details of FMG Injuries in UK
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is illegal in Britain since 1985 but despite that no one has ever been prosecuted for the practice. It is a known fact that FGM is widespread in the UK as some communities originally from the Middle East, Africa or Asia have been incessantly practicing FGMs.
In the UK, doctors and nurses would now be required to record details in log books about the injuries suffered by victims of female genital mutilation.
As per figures, at least 66,000 girls and women in the UK have had FGM performed on them. The gruesome practice victimizes thousands of women in Scotland.
A phone service was set up last year in June by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to help children at risk of Female Genital Mutilation. But it was unfortunate that only three calls were made ever since the phone service was set up, said NSPCC.
FGM is a dreadful practice that involves the full or partial removal of young girls' genitals without administering any kind of anesthesia. Several girls go under severe depression because of trauma of suffering the unbearable pain.
So many women in the past have reported seeing blades and razor in their dreams; despite making several efforts many finds it extremely difficult to come out of the nightmare of FGM.
Matt Forde, National Head of Service for NSPCC Scotland, said only establishing a helpline is not a solution to the problem. "We need to empower women and families within practising communities to say 'no' to FGM, and be there to sensitively support those who have been affected and ensure children are protected", he added.
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