Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012


1.— In this Act—

“female genital mutilation” means any act the purpose of which, or the effect of which, is the excision, infibulation or other mutilation of the whole or any part of the labia majora, labia minora, prepuce of the clitoris, clitoris or vagina of a girl or woman;

“midwife” means a person whose name is registered in the midwives division of the register of nurses established under section 27 of the Nurses Act 1985 ;

“registered medical practitioner” has the same meaning as it has in section 2 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 .