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Hospitals reveal shock number of FGM victims in the capital
by Martin Bentham and Anna Davis
Nearly 1,000 women and girls suffering from female genital mutilation were being treated in London hospitals last month, the first official figures on the barbaric practice revealed today.
The statistics show that 740 of the London victims were women whose cases had been previously identified by medical staff.
But 252 of the women and girls were "newly identified" cases discovered since a new reporting system was introduced by hospitals.
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