Not only is FGM illegal here, but taking a girl/woman overseas or aiding others in either is also illegal. Doesn't stop people doing it though ...
France has quite a good stance on it - mother and child clinics where the child has medical inspections up until 6 where the doctor/nurse also checks for mutiliation, after that it goes to school medics, sentences of up to 13 years are handed to anyone found guilty in carrying it out, sending their relatives overseas to have it done, or helping someone else in sending their relatives for the procedure, they also have reconstruction clinics where the genitalia are reformed for free.
According to a French activist, people go from France to the UK for the procedure, despite it being illegal, because our police et al don't care enough about stopping it or imposing criminal convictions/fines, because we're too worried about upsetting cultural minorities when our priority should be to protecting children.
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