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FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears
by Kieran Guilbert
A new app designed to educate young people about female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Britain on Tuesday amid a government crackdown on people who take girls abroad to undergo the practice during the summer holidays.
Britain's first FGM app, "Petals", presents facts and information about the practice, offers a quiz to test the user's knowledge and provides details on where young girls can receive help - including a direct link to an FGM advice line.
FGM involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia and can cause serious physical and psychological problems and complications in childbirth.
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