16 September 2022

Female Genital Mutilation in Central African Republic: New Report Shows Decreasing Trends but Highlights Ongoing Challenges

Blog by Savannah Grantham for the FGM/C Research Initiative

In the Central African Republic (‘CAR’), female genital mutilation/cutting (‘FGM/C’) is still a concern. According to a report by Orchid Project, 21.6% of women in the CAR between the ages of 15 and 49 are affected by FGM/C. The most commonly practised type is a cut that removes a small amount of flesh.

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