Sudan Information

Sudan FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 86.6% (Women 15-49) 45.4% (Girls 15-18)

Most common types: Type 1 & 3

Medium Age of FGM: 9 Years

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is widespread across the country

Practicing groups: All

Terminology: ‘Tahoor’ or ‘Takhor’ (Arabic, To purify/circumcision), ‘Khifad’ (Arabic, To lower)

FGM Law in Sudan: Illegal in some states

 (All information has been sourced from 28 to ManyThe Orchid Project and UNICEF)