Female genital mutilation prevalence (%)

Definition: Percentage of women aged 15–49 who have gone through partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.

Description: The map below shows how Female genital mutilation prevalence (%) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 97.90. The country with the lowest value in the world is Zambia, with a value of 0.70.

Source: UNICEF Childinfo (childinfo.org).

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual