Benin Information

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

 (All information has been sourced from UNICEF, 28 to Many and The Orchid Project)