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Shocking figures reveal nearly 2,000 young girls in Islington at risk of violent genital mutilation
Almost 2,000 young women in Islington are thought to be in danger of suffering an archaic and violent disfigurement practice.
A new report estimates that 1,800 girls under the age of 18 – about 10 per cent of the population – are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), with 1,300 classified as high risk.
Meanwhile the Whittington Hospital in Magdala Avenue, Archway, reported 727 referrals associated with FGM between 2004 and 2009 – with numbers increasing every year.
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