A woman from Uganda has become the first person to be found guilty of female genital mutilation in the country, following a trial at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales. The woman alleged her three-year-old daughter ripped her private parts by falling on metal when she reached for a biscuit.
How bad is the problem in the U.K.? In 2015, it was estimated that more than 100,000 women and girls had endured FGM. The conviction is only the third prosecution brought to a U.K. court.
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