Hidden toll of FGM

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Nurses and other health professionals have a legal duty to protect children from female genital mutilation (FGM). Some have been reluctant to report concerns for fear of breaching patient confidentiality. But experts say that FGM should be viewed in the same way as any other form of abuse.

Female genital mutilation is a form of abuse and must be reported by nurses. Erin Dean reports

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