‘Designer vagina’ is untested in law

Following the recent introduction of a mandatory duty to report known cases of female genital mutilation in the under-18s, Dr Karen Ellison explores the issues for private doctors who are conducting female genital cosmetic surgery.

The UK campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) has gathered momentum over the last two years, raising awareness of this abhorrent practice. As of 31 October 2015, all regulated health and social care professionals have a mandatory duty to report known cases of FGM in the under-18s to the police.

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