FGM is most commonly carried out when a girl is 5-8 years old. However it can happen at any age before a girl or woman is married or pregnant. Some girls are babies when FGM is carried out.
23,000 girls under 15 could be at risk of FGM in England and Wales
and nearly 60,000 women could be living with the consequences of FGM
Worried about FGM?
Call the FGM helpline if you're worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM. It's free, anonymous and we're here 24/7.
0800 028 3550
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org