Delinking Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting from Islam

Studies From Asia and Latin America

No. of pages: 33

Publication Date: 2011

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), also known as FGM/C, is practiced in at least 28 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, a few countries in the Middle East and Asia, and among immigrant populations from these countries in Europe, North America, and Australia. Worldwide, an estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women have undergone the practice, and at least three million girls are at risk of being subjected to the practice each year.