Female Genital Mutilation: Links to resources

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is in the news: 


Many do not know what FGM is, where it is practiced, etc. 

Although the BBC article does provide details from the UNICEF and WHO websites, it is preferable to access the original sources. The following are links to resources on FGM:

WHO Factsheet on Female Genital Mutilation


UNICEF document on FGM (including statistics):

Click to access FGCM_Lo_res.pdf

World Health Assembly resolution on FGM:



WHO commitment to eliminate FGM:


WHO global strategy to stop health care providers from performing FGM:


Eliminating FGM: an Interagency statement:


An update on WHO’s work on FGM: Progress Report:


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