Female genital mutilation: A family speaks out against the practice
5 February 2014 Last updated at 23:37 GMT
Doctors and nurses in the UK will be required to log details of the injuries suffered by victims of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The practice has been illegal in Britain since 1985, but no-one has ever been prosecuted for FGM, which is widely carried out by communities originally from the Middle East, Africa or Asia.
At least 66,000 girls and women in the UK are believed to be victims.
Three generations of one Somali family, scarred by the practice, have spoken out.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.