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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:


  • Burkina Faso
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • United Republic of Tanzania

Middle East

  • Yemen

South East Asia

  • Indonesia


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