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Female Genital Mutilation - Risk Countries

The practice is most common in the western, eastern, and north-eastern regions of Africa and in some countries in Asia and the Middle East. 
There is evidence of increasing global medicalisation of the procedure, with private clinics offering the operation in the Middle East and Far East.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is known to be carried out in the following countries:

Africa

  • Central African Republic
  • Sudan
  • United Republic of Tanzania

Middle East

  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is known to be carried out and is common in the following countries:

Africa

  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia

South East Asia

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia

Middle East

  • Oman

 

 

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