It is estimated that 76% of women and girls in Gambia are affected by female genital mutilation or female circumcision.
Type of FGM
Types 2 and 3 FGM are known in Gambia.
FGM was made against the law in 2015.
The effect of wealth
Wealth does not make a significant difference to whether a girl has been affected by female genital mutilation - 51% from poorest and 45% from richest households are affected. It does not matter if the child is from a wealthy or poor household: FGM will affect them.
It is estimated that 13% of girls and women who have been affected by female genital mutilation think it should end. In Sudan, it is 49%. In Kenya, it is 68% and Benin 91%.