Senegal Information

Senegal FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 24.2% (Women 15-49) 22.2% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2015)

Most common types: Type 1, 2 & 3

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

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is higher in the South of Senegal

Practicing ethnic groups: Diola, Poular, Mandingue, Soninke, Wolof and Serere

FGM law in Senegal: Illegal

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