Female Genital Mutilation: Information for health care professionals working in Ireland
Data from Census 2011 was used, together with other relevant population figures on numbers of women from FGM practising countries living in Ireland.These statistics were then synthesised with global FGM prevalence data to determine an estimated total of 3,780 women between the ages of 15 and 44 residing in Ireland who have undergone FGM.
Seema Bansal, Megan Breckwoldt, Sioban O'Brien Green, Salome Mbugua
Year of data collection
Women from FGM practising countries living in Ireland.
Prevalence data on FGM
3,780 women affected by FGM residing in Ireland (15-44 years old)
Disaggregated data per country of origin
24 countries where FGM is documented.
Disaggregated data per age
Bansal, S., M. Breckwoldt, S. O'Brien Green and S. Mbugua (2013). Female Genital Mutilation: Information for Health-Care Professionals Working in Ireland (2nd edition). RCSI, HSE and AkiDwA