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Ignorance of female genital mutilation is 'worryingly high', with a third of people unsure what the term means
by Lizzie Parry
Ignorance surrounding the life-threatening practice of female genital mutilation is 'worryingly high', a leading charity has warned today.
More than one in three people (35 per cent) in the UK do not understand the term, a survey commissioned by Plan UK has revealed.
The illegal practice, which can result in death, has attracted growing media attention in recent years, with Hollywood A-lister and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie leading the campaign to wipe it out.
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