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Improve reporting of female genital mutilation, MPs tell doctors

BMJ. 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1467 (Published 18 March 2015)

Improve reporting of female genital mutilation, MPs tell doctors

O’Dowd

EXTRACT

Doctors must be encouraged to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to tackle what is still a woefully under-reported crime, MPs have claimed.

In a report1 based on their follow-up inquiry on FGM published by the parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee on 14 March, MPs said that “buck passing” for failure to prosecute the crime had to stop…

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