Sexual and reproductive health

Female genital mutilation—new knowledge spurs optimism

Progress newsletter No. 72

UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP)

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Publication details

Number of pages: 8
Publication date: 2006
Languages: English


The terminology and the main types of female genital mutilation was revised in 2008 and has been included in the statement below

  • Interagency statement
    Eliminating female genital mutilation: an interagency statement - OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO