Child Abuse is Wrong: What Can I Do?

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation, sometimes called female genital cutting, is any procedure that injures or removes all or part of the external female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It can cause pain and serious long-term health problems. Female genital mutilation of a child is a crime in Canada.

Also, any person who helps mutilate a female child's genitals could be charged with a crime. This includes parents, doctors, or nurses. Even a person who asks someone else to do this to a child commits a crime. It is also against the law to take a child out of Canada to have this procedure done in another country.

Female genital mutilation is child abuse and should be reported to the authorities.

If you suspect that a child you know might be at risk of female genital mutilation, contact the police.