FGM

Female Genital Mutilation Dashboard (FGM) - Burkina Faso

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Exposición general
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In Burkina Faso, XX per cent of women and girls, aged 15-49, have undergone some form of FGM

Key Indicators Data sources
Population size, female, age 15-49 (in thousands), 2017
Prevalence of FGM among women and girls, 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls, 15-19 (%)
FGM prevalence rate in most affected ethnic group in the country (%)
Existence of policies and laws banning FGM
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
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Inequalities

Human rights violations affect females differently. Girls who are the least educated are at the greatest risk of FGM
Residence
Education Level
Wealth Quintile
Women and girls who have undergone FGM, by sociodemographic characteristic
Women and girls who have undergone FGM, by sociodemographic characteristic
Attitudes towards FGM and how is FGM performed
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Performers of FGM

FGM is essentially performed by other traditional (more than 65%). FGM is practised more and more by medical professionals

Type of FGM

Almost half of girls and women who undergone FGM have had their genitalia cut, with some flesh removed
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Opposition

Acerca de 66 percentof women and girls believe FGM should be discontinued
Residence
Education Level
Wealth Quintile
FGM among young girls

Prevalence of FGM among young girls, by residence, education of mothers, ethnic group and wealth index, per cent

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At the time of the survey, XX% of girls in XX had undergone some form of FGM
Percentage who have undergone FGM
Residence
Education Level
Ethnicity
Wealth Quintile

Source: DHS 2001 unless otherwise indicated | United Nations Population Fund | 2017

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