Yemen Information

Yemen FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 19% (Women 15-49) 16.4% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2013)

Most common types: Type 2

Common ages practiced: 1st week after birth (vast majority of girls are cut in the first month or weeks of life)

Regional information: FGM prevalence is higher in the Red Sea and Aden Coastal regions

Practicing ethnic groups include: Unknown

FGM Law in Yemen: Illegal

 (All information has been sourced from UNICEF, Stop FGM Mid East, UNHCR The Orchid Project)