One in 10 Australian paediatricians have seen FGM

Around 10% of paediatricians say they have seen female genital mutation in Australian children, with two-thirds believing the practice is occurring locally, research shows.

The survey of 500 paediatricians was conducted in 2014 and defined FGM as the partial or total removal or any or all of the external genitalia, or other injury to the genital organs (including cutting, piercing, stretching, cauterisation, scraping and infibulation), that was performed for non-medical reasons.

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