Shifting Sands

The facts Articles

FGM report 2016-17

Still no UK FGM epidemic

Published 7 July 2017

Commentators often ask in bewilderment why nobody is being prosecuted for FGM in the UK.

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Basis female circumcision

The Islamic basis for female circumcision

Published 3 July 2017

Millions of women around the world are circumcised.

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Female Circumcision: Where’s the harm?

Published 17 June 2017

A minor genital procedure, viewed objectively as less severe than routine male circumcision,

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FGM hype

The NSPCC inundates us with hype about FGM

Published 10 April 2017

Despite little evidence to back it up, the NSPCC

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FGM London

London’s Mayor pays half a million to do women with FGM a dis-service

Published 8 March 2017

London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan and his Assembly, hosted a first ever People’s Question Time in Brent’s Civic Centre in November 2016.

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FGM UK. Prevalence

How prevalent is FGM in the UK really?

Published 15 February 2017

Matthew Smith

Monday Feb 6th was apparently FGM Awareness Day,

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Acton FGM clinic closure

FGM facts irrelevant

FGM facts were irrelevant in 2016

Published 14 December 2016

Campaigners and crusaders against FGM face a dilemma each time official data are published

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Access to FGM patient information is inadequate

Access to FGM patient information is inadequate

Published 5 December 2016

NHS recording and centralising sensitive, patient-identifiable, FGM data has been of concern to professionals and some members of the public since the process began in April 2015.

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FGM experimental stats

The mists begin to clear on FGM statistics

Published 10 October 2016

Readers may recall that I have long been interested in trying to unpick the data on female genital mutilation in the UK.

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