Lead Author: SIZOMU Anne
Published by: UNFPA
Year published: 2021

In Uganda, the estimated prevalence of FGM in girls and women (aged 15-49 years) is 0.3% according to the most recent Demographic Health Survey (DHS, 2016). However, this trend seems to be changing over time. Data from the field showed an increasing trend with a regional prevalence at 27% for Karamoja and eastern districts (UBOS, 2017). Additionally, the UNICEF/UBOS policy brief report 2020 showed an average of 26.6% FGM prevalence rate across the six practicing districts, much higher than the national average.