Global Prevalence

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Essentially never

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26-50% of women have had their genitals cut

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Rare or limited to particular ethnic minority enclaves (less than 11%)

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More than half of women have had their genitals cut

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11-25% of women have had their genitals cut

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No data

Stretching/pulling of the inner labia (type 4) is found in some Sub-Saharan African countries e.g., Zimbabwe or Zambia. This is sometimes not considered FGM which may appear as low prevalence on the map.


 

200 million

women and girls in 30 countries are estimated to have experienced female genital mutilation

Source: UNICEF, 2016, FGM/C: A global concern 2016

50%

of all girls who have experienced female genital mutilation live in Egypt, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Source: UNICEF, 2016, FGM/C: A global concern

 

 

In-depth country reports are available on 28 Too Many.