Oman Information

Oman FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 53% (UNICEF, 2006)

Most common types: Type 1 & 2

Common ages practiced: Infancy

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is higher in the Dhofar region

Practicing groups: Unknown

Terminology: ‘Khifad’ (Arabic, Circumcision), ‘Badhr’ (Arabic)

FGM law in Oman: Not be practised in private or government health facilities

School holidays in Oman: The school year in Oman is divided into two semesters: First semester starts in early September and runs to mid-January depending on the level. Second semester runs from early February to late May.

(All information has been sourced from Stop FGM Mid East and The Orchid Project)