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FGM

  • In Ghana, one in 7 (15%) females had been circumcised (Coker-Appiah & Cusack, 1999; Ghana National Study on Violence 1998,survey of 2,069 women and girls supplemented by a five-year review of official records).
  • The following are recorded in Female Genital Cutting in the Demographic and Health Surveys: A Critical and Comparative Analysis, 2004 (http://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/CR7/CR7.pdf):

    Demographic and Health Surveys found the following prevalence of FGM--

    Northeastern Africa Sample Size % Occurrence Sample Size
    Egypt 2000 97 15,573
    Eritrea 1995 95 5,054
    Eritrea 2001-02 89 8,754
    Sudan (northern) 1989-90 89 5,860
    Ethiopia 2000 80 15,367
    Northern West Africa Sample Size % Occurrence Sample Size
    Guinea 1999 99 6,753
    Mali 1995-96 94 9,704
    Mali 2001 92 12,849
    Burkina Fas 1998-99 72 6,445
    Mauritania 2000-01 71 7,728
    Niger 1998 5 7,577
    Southern West Africa/ Middle Africa Sample Size % Occurrence Sample Size
    Côte d'Ivoire 1994 43 8,099
    Côte d'Ivoire 1998-99 45 3,040
    Central African Rep. 1994-95 43 5,884
    Nigeria 1999 25 8,206
    Benin 2001 17 6,219
    Eastern Africa Sample Size % Occurrence Sample Size
    Kenya 1998 38 7,881
    Tanzania 1996 18 8,120
    Western Asia Sample Size % Occurrence Sample Size
    Yemen 1997 23 10,414