London, May 7: Girls are being cut at female genital mutilation ‘parties’ is rampant in Britain, healthcare experts have told MPs.
The Commons home affairs select committee heard that ‘cutters’ – often older women – are flown into Britain for the events.
According to the Guardian, Janet Fyle, of the Royal College of Midwives, said that by the time the authorities could be alerted, the cutter would have left.
Professor Janice Rymer, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, shared Fyle’s belief that FGM was happening in Britain at a massive scale, the report said.
The MPs also heard evidence that 75 to 80 women were undergoing FGM reversal operations in Britain each year.
According to the report, Scotland Yard has launched a campaign to prevent girls being flown abroad to be mutilated, senior officers told the select committee.
They also blamed the lack of prosecutions over the past 20 years on healthcare professionals for failing to report cases to the police, the report added. (ANI)