Benin FGM Information
Prevalence of FGM: 9% (Women 15-49) 2.4% (Girls 15-18) MICS, 2014
Most common types: Types 1 & 2
Most common age practiced: 0-9 Years (Medium Age of FGM: 9 years)
Regional information: Alibori, Borgou and Donga have the highest prevalence of FGM.
Practicing ethnic groups: Peulh, Bariba, Lokpa and Yoa
Terminology: ‘L’excision’ (French, Excision)
FGM law in Benin: Illegal