Côte d’Ivoire Information

Côte d’Ivoire FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 38%(Women 15-49) 31.3% (Girls 15-18) (DHS 2011/12)

Most common types: Types 1 & 2

Common ages practiced: 0-9 Years (Medium Age of FGM: 4 Years)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is highest in the North and West of the country.

Practicing ethnic groups include: Yokuba, Gere, We, Guru, Djula and Malenke

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

FGM law in Côte d’Ivoire: Illegal

 (All information has been sourced from UNICEFThe Orchid Project and 28 to Many)