Uganda FGM Information
Prevalence of FGM: 1% (Women 15-49) 1% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2011)
Most common types: Types 1 & 2
Medium Age of FGM: 7 Years
Regional information: FGM prevalence is low throughout the country
Practicing ethnic groups include: Sabiny, Pokot and Tepeth
Terminology: ‘Kukeketwa’ (Swahili, Female Circumcision), ‘Tohara Kwa Wanawake’ (Swahili, Circumcision of Women), ‘Sunnah’ (Religious tradition/obligation (for Muslims)).
FGM Law in Uganda: Illegal
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