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Female genital mutilation ‘rising in soft-touch Scotland’

A BBC investigation has revealed concerns that young girls are being brought to Scotland to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) because the country is seen as a “soft touch”.

Agencies claim that families from England and Europe have travelled to Scotland to have their daughters cut.

They also said girls living in Glasgow and Edinburgh have undergone FGM in Scotland and the problem is increasing.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

About 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.

Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating. It can later lead to cysts, infections and infertility, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.

The practice is most common in the western, eastern, and north-eastern regions of Africa, in some countries in Asia and the Middle East

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 18% of all FGM is performed by health care providers, a trend which is increasing

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    Jesus Christ.
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    Just why?
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    Circumcision of any kind is wrong unless it’s a medical emergency. Our bodies were born a certain way for a reason.
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