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Lessons at primary school about female genital mutilation
A school in Bristol is thought to have become the first primary in the country to warn pupils about the dangers of female genital mutilation in lessons.
St Werburgh's Primary is teaching 10 and 11 year olds about the illegal practice, which involves the removal of parts of girls' sexual organs, in personal, social and health education lessons.
The practice is a tradition in some Muslim African cultures and it is estimated that about 24,000 children in the UK are at risk of undergoing the practice, either in this country or after being taken abroad.
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