Burkina Faso Information

Burkina Faso FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 76% (Women 15-49) 57.7% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2010)

Most common types: Type 2

Most common age practiced: 0-9 Years (Medium Age of FGM: 4 Years)

Regional information: The practice of FGM is widespread across the country.

Terminology: ‘L’Excision’ (French, Excision)

FGM law in Burkina Faso: Illegal

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