Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Signs FMG Might Have Occured

  • Prolonged absence from school
  • Frequent need to go to the toilet
  • Having difficulty walking, standing, or sitting down comfortably
  • Long break to urinate
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Noticeable behaviour change
  • Talk of something somebody did to them that they are not allowed to talk about
  • Change of dress from tight to lose fitting clothes
  • Menstrual problems
  • Complain about pain between their legs
  • Being particularly reluctant to undergo normal medical examinations
  • Asking for help or advice but not being explicit about the procedure due to embarrassment or fear