Updated Data on FGM

Female genital mutilation is widely acknowledged as a dangerous practice that negatively impacts the physical and psychological health of women and girls. A new report from the Population Council synthesizes the most recent data on FGM from 29 countries in an effort “to both improve understanding of the practice and to accelerate its abandonment.”
Key findings reveal that the practice is declining in nearly half the countries surveyed, but girls are undergoing the procedure at increasingly younger ages.
Still, the report finds that men and women in several countries “believe the practice should end, suggesting a promising window of opportunity for change.”
Population Council

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