Information and Support
If you or someone you know has been affected by FGM, the following organisations can offer information and support.
Daughters of Eve
Daughters of Eve works to advance and protect the physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health rights of young people from female genital mutilation practising communities. If you have had any form of FGM, it can give you advice, including about the different medical reversal options, advice about childbirth and how to live as healthily as possible with FGM. It can also give advice about what you can do to minimise the risk of FGM happening to you or someone you know.
If you would like to contact Daughters of Eve you can email using the contact form on their website or get in touch by text.
Text: 07983 030 488
The Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development (FORWARD) is a campaign and support charity providing help with FGM. If you have personal experience of, or know of anyone who has undergone FGM, FORWARD can provide support, advice and information about accessing specialist health care and counselling for girls and women affected by FGM. If you would like any help or advice or simply want to talk to someone about your experience you can get in touch - the charity is staffed by sensitive and approachable African women who, as well as English, speak Arabic and several other African languages.
Phone: 020 8960 4000
The site offers details of specialist clinics run by experienced professionals that provide health care and assistance to girls and women affected by FGM.
The police are there to help if you have been a victim of female genital mutilation or have any information about this crime taking place. They advise that you call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Be reassured calls will be dealt with sensitively and in confidence.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Visit the gov.uk site for information about female genital mutilation, and what to do if you know someone who is at risk of FGM.