Female genital mutilation

Modified on 2015/05/14 15:11 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Violence against women

Table II.35

From gender issues to statistics on female genital mutilation: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Is female genital mutilation (FGM) practiced in the country? Is there evidence for the decline of FGM prevalence?



What groups of women are more likely to have undergone FGM?
Women who have undergone FGM by age or within two cohorts (mothers and daughters). Alternatively, statistics for two points in time can be used.

Women who have undergone FGM by age, ethnicity, religion, educational attainment of the mother, urban/rural areas and geographical areas.
Household surveys, such as DHS and MICS.