Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined as all procedures that involve the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia and any other form of injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

In some cultures, FGM is called Sunna, Gudniin, Halalays, Tahur, Megrez, and Khitan, among others.


Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female Genital Mutilation is a form of severe child abuse and is strictly illegal across the UK.

FGM is an incredibly traumatising and painful procedure forced upon women and young girls. It can cause serious health issues, some of which are considered life-threatening.

In addition to this, FGM can cause further issues with sex, childbirth, and mental health as the victim ages.

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How We Can Help You

Our dedicated and sensitive team of solicitors are always here for you. We can offer expert legal advice concerning FGM, and we will further assist you in applying for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order (FGMPO).

Once this court order is in place, it is considered a criminal offence if someone attempts to breach it.

Each FGMPO is unique to each case; depending on the situation, the conditions of the order will be tailored to protect the individual at risk from being taken abroad to undergo FGM. Additionally, the FGMPO order states that no one is permitted to arrange for FGM to be performed on the protected individual.

It is important to note that victims of FGM are all awarded life-long anonymity, and to go against this by identifying the victim is also considered a criminal offence.

Cygnet Law will always be on hand to offer any urgent and clear advice to all those who need it.

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