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Female Genital Mutilation - Risk Countries

Available data reveals that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is mostly practiced in the western, eastern, and north-eastern regions of Africa and in some countries in Asia and the Middle East.

There is evidence of the procedure increasingly becoming medicalised, with some private clinics offering the operation in some countries in the Middle East and Far East.

FGM is known to be carried out in the following countries:


  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Dijbouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda


  • Indonesia
  • Maldives

Middle East

  • Iraq
  • Yemen


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