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East Africa Shows Significant Decline In FGM Among Young Girls Since 1995, Study Shows

The Guardian: FGM rates in East Africa drop from 71% to 8% in 20 years, study shows
“The number of girls undergoing female genital mutilation has fallen dramatically in East Africa over the past two decades, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. The study, which looked at rates of FGM among girls aged 14 and under, suggests that prevalence in East Africa has dropped from 71.4 percent in 1995, to eight percent in 2016. The reported falls in the rates of FGM are far greater than previous studies have suggested, though some in the development community have advised caution over the figures…” (Ratcliffe, 11/7).

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