Egypt Information

Egypt FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 87.2% (Women 15-49) 69.6% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2015)

Most common types: Type 1 & 2

Common ages practiced: 5-14 Years (Medium Age of FGM: 10 Years)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is widespread throughout the country. The highest prevalence of FGM is in Upper Egypt, at 92.1%.

Practicing ethnic groups include: All

Terminology: ‘Khitan’ (Arabic, Circumcision), ‘Khifad’ (Arabic, To lower), ‘Thara’ (Arabic, To clean/purify)

FGM law in Egypt: Illegal

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