Discussion of female genital mutilation/cutting data in Australia

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This report discusses existing and potential data sources on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Australia, identifying opportunities to enhance and develop systematically collected data collections. Data from one national data source, the National Hospital Morbidity Database, are presented, showing that 477 hospitalisations with an FGM/C diagnosis were recorded from 2015–16 to 2017–18.