About FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is also called cutting or female circumcision or sunna (in some cultures). It means cutting out some or all of a young woman’s genitalia or injuring her genital organs for non-medical reasons.

It is a form of domestic abuse. It is very harmful. It is against the law to harm young women in this way. It is also against the law to take someone out of Scotland to have this done overseas.

If you are at risk, or think someone else is, talk to someone you can trust such as a teacher, nurse, doctor or Shakti immediately. You can also contact the police.

More about FGM

Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development: click here.

Dignity Alert Research Forum: click here.

Scottish Government: click here.

UK Government multi-agency practice guidance: click here.

FGM Aware: Challenging FGM: click here.