“Cut” is a film that is one of our Secrets of Sex documentaries that offer an education in sex and healthy relationships. The documentary travels from war zones to middle America to interview FGM (female genital mutilation) survivors, activists, cutters and doctors to uncover an often-secret practice. We understand that after watching this documentary, you may have questions or concerns. Below are a list of charities and organisations that can offer guidance or support for FGM.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) >>
Focus on those under-18, when FGM most often occurs. Helpline for those suffering or at risk. Information about how to spot FGM and other sources of support. Visit their website or call 0800 028 3550
Links to region-specific information. Advice on safeguarding operations available in your local area. Guidance on the law regarding FGM. Visit their website.
In addition, some other resources are (all of these are available on one or both of the links above):
- - FORWARD, which can give you information and one-to-one support - you can call them on 020 8960 4000 (Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm) or email at [email protected]
- - NHS, which have specialist FGM clinics in parts of England https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/sexual-health-services/guide-to-sexual-health-services/
- - FGM Aware, for Scotland specific help/guidance https://www.fgmaware.org/
- - Saheliya, Scotland specific charity for BAME and refugee women http://www.saheliya.co.uk/
Take a look at our TV guide to see when you can next catch 'Secrets of Sex: Cut' and discover new documentaries along the way.