Female genital mutilation

Modified on 2013/05/16 15:27 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Violence against women

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

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Is 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?
Number of women who have undergone FGM by age or within two cohorts (mothers and daughters). Alternatively, statistics for two points in time can be used.

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