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