Home According to the World Health Organization
  • Female genital mutilation includes procedures that intentionally alter or injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons.


  • An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.


  • In Africa, about three million girls are at risk for FGM annually.


  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.


  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems


  • urinating, and later, potential childbirth complications and newborn deaths.


  • It is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15 years.


  • FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
What is FGM?
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Why is FGM practiced?
Health Consequences
What should be done