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The government has published a statement opposing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) this morning, which is sometimes called a Health Passport because it contains information about a particular condition or procedure. This information can be used to advise hospitals and other organisations on how you wish to be communicated with and supported.

The statement, or passport, can be taken abroad to explain the legal status of FGM in the UK. It explains what FGM is, the criminal status of FGM and penalties involved, as well as help and support available.

You can access the Statement here.