Niger FGM Information
Prevalence of FGM: 2% (Women 15-49) 1.4% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2012)
Most common types: Type 1 & 2
Common ages practiced: 0-4 years (Medium Age of FGM: 4 Years)
Regional information: Low prevalence of FGM throughout country.
Practicing groups: Unknown
Terminology: ‘Kaciyar mata’ (Hausa, Female Circumcision)
FGM law in Niger: Illegal