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Table 1 Circumstances Surrounding FGM/C in Senegal

From: Trends in female genital mutilation/cutting in Senegal: what can we learn from successive household surveys in sub-Saharan African countries?

  SDHS 20005 SDHS 2010–11
Age at cutting (%, cumulative %)
 0–1 63.3 61.7
 2–4 9.5 (72.8) 9.5 (71.2)
 5–9 14.9 (87.7) 13.8 (85.0)
 10–14 5.1 (92.8) 6.0 (91.0)
 15+ 0.9 (93.7) 0.7 (91.7)
Type of FGM/C (%)
 Cut, no flesh removed 0 10
 Cut, flesh removed 83 53
 Sewn closed 12 14
 Not sure/don’t know 5 24
Practitioner of FGM/C (%)
 Traditional practitioner 93 100
 Medical practitioner 1 0
 Don’t know 7 0
Support continuation (all women, both cut and uncut) (%) 53 52
Prevalence (weighted %) 28 26
  1. Source: [1]; [2]; [16]