Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

This report gives insight into the scale and scope of the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) among women aged 15–49 years and girls younger than 15 years in Nigeria. It also presents evidence on where FGM/C occurs and highlights the dynamics of change as well as the context surrounding the practice. The report explores in detail the practice of FGM/C from all available sources of nationally representative survey data from 2003 to 2017 and the most relevant contextual information on key factors associated over time with FGM/C. The ultimate objective of the report is to generate evidence to inform strategies to address the practice in Nigeria.

DOI

10.31899/rh11.1038

Language

English

Project

Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive

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