Sunday, April 28, 2013

BURKINA FASO: Five girls die from genital cutting as rates fall
April 23, 2013

Burkina Faso recorded 5 FGM-related death cases in 2012

In 2012, Burkina Faso said 164 girls were circumcised, 19 of whom had complications related to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) including five dead, the Permanent Secretary of the Burkinabe National Council against FGM/C (SP/CNLPE) disclosed to APA.

The figures of the last Demographic Health Survey (2010) reveal that 75% of Burkinabe women aged between 15 and 19 have been circumcised.

The same survey shows that only 13.30% girls aged between 0 and 14 years are circumcised.

These figures reveal a downward trend in the practice in the “Land of Honest People” (pays des hommes integres) over the last few years.


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