FGM in the US Fact Sheet


In response to advocacy by Equality Now, Safe Hands for Girls and other civil society partners, in January 2016 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new study about the number of women and girls who are at risk of FGM or have undergone FGM in the U.S. According to the study, an estimated 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. have undergone or are at risk of being subjected to FGM, which is more than three times higher than an earlier estimate based on 1990 data.
 

Info as of April 2017. 

 

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In response to advocacy by Equality Now, Safe Hands for Girls and other civil society partners, in January 2016 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new study about the number of women and girls who are at risk of FGM or have undergone FGM in the U.S. According to the study, an estimated 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. have undergone or are at risk of being subjected to FGM, which is more than three times higher than an earlier estimate based on 1990 data.
 

Info as of April 2017. 

 

Publication date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 05:15
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