FGM is practiced in 30 African countries, the Middle East and specific parts of Asia. FGM is a secretive practice as it is illegal in many countries, including the UK. It is a cultural rather than a religious practice and there are variations in the types of practice. FGM is generally not performed with the use of anaesthetic or in sterile conditions. It is a grave human rights violation with serious health consequences.
This Say No to FGM leaflet has been created for professionals in Bristol.
Our FGM Referral Risk Assessment tool is currently under review. Please send an email to KBSP@Bristol.Gov.Uk for a copy.
To see which services can support someone experiencing FGM, visit the Support for Bristol Residents page.