Guinea-Bissau Information

Guinea-Bissau FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 44.9% (Women 15-49) 41.9% (Girls 15-18) (MICS, 2014)

Most common types: Type 1 & 2

Common ages practiced: 0-14 years (Medium Age of FGM: 9 Years)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is higher in the East and South of Guinea-Bissau

Practicing ethnic groups include: Fula/Peul and Malinke

Terminology: ‘Fanado’ (Creole, Circumcision)

FGM law in Guinea-Bissau: Illegal

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