Sexual and reproductive health

An update on WHO's work on female genital mutilation (FGM)

Progress report

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Publication details

Number of pages: 8
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/11.18


Studies indicate that the practice of FGM has changed in a number of ways. Most encouragingly, the practice is declining. This can be observed when looking at data from countries in which at least two surveys are available, showing that the prevalence has reduced in a number of countries.