United Republic of Tanzania FGM Information
Prevalence of FGM: 10% (Women 15-49) 4.7% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2015/16)
Most common types: Type 2
Medium Age of FGM: 8 Years Old
Regional information: FGM practice is highest in Mara, Arusha, Manyara (58%, highest prevalence), Dodoma and Singida (All based in the North East)
Practicing ethnic groups include: Chagga, Gogo, Hadza, Kurya, Maasai and Nyaturu
Terminology: ‘Kukeketwa’ (Swahili, Female Circumcision), ‘Tohara Kwa Wanawake’ (Swahili, Circumcision of Women).
FGM Law in United Republic of Tanzania: Illegal